About Us

This website is the result of a joint project between the University of Strathclyde and East Renfrewshire Council, specifically between the Graduate School of Informatics
at the university and East Renfrewshire Libraries.

The images were provided by East Renfrewshire and the students built the website as part of their course in Digital Archiving and Preservation which is part of the Information and Library Studies course.

The aim was for students to learn important skills whilst creating a website useful to local historians and demonstrating the Council's resources in this area.



The University of Strathclyde

Strathclyde University is located in Glasgow, Scotland and is Scotland's third largest university. It has 67 buildings, 500 acres of land and over 20,000 students. First founded in 1796, it became a university in 1964.

The Information and Library Studies course is run by the Department of Computer and Information Sciences in the university's science faculty. The Department is one of the top Information Science schools in the UK.

East Renfrewshire Council

East Renfrewshire is a small local authority located to the south of Glasgow. Main residential areas are Barrhead, Neilston, Newton Mearns, Giffnock, Clarkston and Thornliebank.

Rouken Glen park is owned by East Renfrewshire Council and located near Giffnock. East Renfrewshire Libraries hold a lot of local history information. For more information, contact the Local History Librarian Maud Devine or one of the local history groups in the area.

All images on this site are copyright of East Renfrewshire Council ©