The History of Ochiltree—Village and Parish

Dane Love

978 1 911043 10 2

£25.00      360pp         Cased       Black & White Photos     Engravings   Maps


Ochiltree is a parish with a very interesting history. This book tells the full history, not only of the village of Ochiltree, but of the other villages in the parish, which include Drongan, SInclairston, Coalhall and Hayhill, plus the lost village of Drumsmudden. In the most comprehensive account of the parish yet written, the author tells of all of the major landowners, the castles of Ochiltree, Drongan and Auchencloigh, the estates of Polquhairn, Skerrington and Drongan, and the churches in Ochiltree and Drongan. The story of the parish schools is included, as well as detailed information on the mining heritage, from small bell-pits to Killoch Colliery. Here also one will find details of parish past-times, such as curling and quoiting, famous sons and daughters, including George Douglas Brown, author of The House With the Green Sutters. The story of the parish Covenanters is included, as well as details on farming in the parish and other industries and commerce.