ARCHIVE - AROUND KILSYTH 2021

December 2021

Here are some photos taken over the year showing various scenes around Kilsyth. There are 12 in total (one for each month showing the changes in the seasons) so, remember to click on each one to see in full.

November 2021

Old Backbrae

Here is something totally different! These paintings were done by local artist, Peter Sim. I'm sure you will all agree that he definitely has a talent. These are truly beautiful paintings.

This first painting is Backbrae Street a long time ago (with the Church in the distance) around the late 40's - early 50's. How different it looks from today. Many people will remember the town as it was.

Burns Church
Burns & Old Church

As well as some of the windows being placed in today's church, a marble plaque in honour of Dr William Jeffrey (Minister of the High Church for 21 years until his death in 1910) is now displayed inside.

This painting shows the Burns Church which was demolished in 2002 after merging with Kilsyth Old Parish Church in 1975. Soon after the union of the two churches, some of the stained glass windows were removed and placed in today's church building. The church bell can also be seen outside our church.

Here is our church as we know it today. 

October Full Moon

Here are some images of the October (Harvest) moon taken on Thursday morning 21 October. These were taken by one of the camera club members - Joe Higney (full permission granted!). What a sight it was.

October Full Moon 1
October Full Moon 1

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October Full Moon 2
October Full Moon 2

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October Full Moon 3
October Full Moon 3

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October Full Moon 1
October Full Moon 1

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October 2021

Autumn is here! Some scenes around Kilsyth. The beautiful hills, Market Street, the lade and East Bunside Street.

Clicking on each photo will enable you to see in full.

11 October 2021

September 2021

Here we are in September again. We've had a glorious summer and hopefully there may be a lovely autumn ahead of us.

Here is a variety of photos; one taken from the "cooches" looking over the Kilsyth Hills, then in the Colzium and the Burngreen.

How fortunate we are to have these beautiful places on our doorstep.

4 September 2021

August 2021

Dahlias
Dahlias

Peace Garden

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Flower Bed 1
Flower Bed 1

Peace Garden

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The Gentleman (Bill Gracie's rose)
The Gentleman (Bill Gracie's rose)

Peace Garden

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Dahlias
Dahlias

Peace Garden

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Here are a few photos taken in the Peace Garden.

 

"The Gentleman" (rose planted in honour of Bill Gracie's 100th birthday) is blooming at last, 13 months since it was planted. What a beautiful colour it is.

 

The garden is establishing really well. Remember to click on each image to see all four photographs.                   14 August 2021

July 2021

Well, the "Glasgow Fair" has certainly been beautiful - lovely blue skies and nice scenery around us to enjoy and make the most of.

Here are some views taken over the past week.                                                                                      26 July 2021

View of Kilsyth from Twechar Rd
View of Kilsyth from Twechar Rd

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Castle Hill from Coach Rd
Castle Hill from Coach Rd

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Spiers Island, Banton Loch
Spiers Island, Banton Loch

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View of Kilsyth from Twechar Rd
View of Kilsyth from Twechar Rd

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Here are some photographs from the Colzium and walled garden.

Even on a dull, wet day, it's still beautiful. Enjoy.          5 July 2021

June 2021

Bicentenial Tree 13 June 2021

Bicentenial Tree 13 June 2021

In the church grounds

Pretty in Peach

Pretty in Peach

Gorgeous Colours

Gorgeous Colours

Peace Garden Flower Bed

Peace Garden Flower Bed

Flower Bed under Tree

Flower Bed under Tree

Here are the most recent photos of our lovely Peace Garden. If you are at all able, please come and visit this tranquil area of our church.  You are sure to enjoy a few quiet moments enjoying the beautiful surroundings.

                     13 June 2021

June is certainly bursting out all over! Glorious sunshine helping us all to feel better. Here are some views taken along the canal on Monday 7 June. Remember to click on each photograph to see it in full - enjoy!

May 2021

Garrell Burn (No 1)

Hopefully a few of you will recognise this lovely part of the Garrell Burn; it's up at Allanfauld.

Taken on a beautiful May morning with the trees now in their finest greenery.                                                                                                                              Saturday 22 May 2021

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The bluebell is the sweetest flower

That waves in summer air;

It's blossoms have the mightiest power

To soothe my spirit's care

Emily Bronte

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April 2021

Almost at the end of April 2021!

How these past 14 months have flown past. We are so fortunate to have the beauty of the Colzium on our doorstep; there is always something new to see. The walled garden has magnificent specimens of acer and earlier in the year the variety of snowdrops and daffodils always help to keep us cheerful.                                                                                           28 April 2021

Bicentenial Tree 16 April 2021

The bicentennial tree is beginning to blossom and along with the addition of daffodils here and in the peace garden, the church grounds are looking wonderful.

 

                           16 April 2021

16 April 2021

The walled garden at Colzium, always a pleasure to walk around especially on a nice spring morning.                                                          Saturday 10 April 2021

Happy Easter 2021!

Here are some photographs taken around Kilsyth over the Easter weekend.

The canal and the Colzium are always popular for walks, especially when we have had some lovely sunshine. Click on each individual photo to see in full.

                                                               5 April 2021

March 2021

"Spring" is in the air - well the days are definitely getting longer but the temperature keeps changing from cold to warm and back to cold again!

What is the saying "March comes in like a lamb and leaves like a lion - or vice versa"? - we will just have to wait and see.

Enjoy these photographs taken at the dam, the Colzium and the walled garden.

February 2021

Here we are in the last meteorological week of winter! The snow has almost all disappeared and snowdrops are in full bloom at the Colzium; the days are definitely getting longer and a bit warmer.

Also, some views from Nethercroy including the "Centurion" as well as the Colzium Burn in full spate.

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Second week in February and Kilsyth is totally covered in snow - isn't it just beautiful?

However, please be safe as it can be very icy underneath the snow.

These photographs have possibly been on this page before but the snow makes everything look totally different - hopefully you enjoy them.