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Baldernock History Resources

There are many resources to assist with research into the history of Baldernock and most are free. You may also wish to check out our family history section for more information.

Archives and Local History

East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture Trust  (EDLC) holds the archives of East Dunbartonshire Council and many other local organisations.  There are also extensive local history resources and a free enquiry service.  Some of the archive collections for Baldernock include: 

  • Baldernock Parish School Board

  • Baldernock Church Burial Ground

  • Baldernock Parochial Board/ Parish Council

  • Baldernock Primary School

  • Robert Macaulay Stevenson, Painter and Watercolourist

  • East Dunbartonshire Aerial photographs

  • James F McEwan Transport History Collection

  • Stirlingshire building plans for Balmore 1901-1949; 1964-1972

and resources include:

  • books

  • maps

  • cuttings

  • access to newspapers

  • articles

  • census returns

  • valuation rolls

  • photographs and new online photo library


Church records

Have a look at the section relating to Baldernock Parish Church


Maps and plans can be accessed through the National Archives of Scotland, including estate plans, mining, railways and agriculture.  EDLC also have a wide range of maps to access.


There are many publications, relating to Baldernock, we have tried to list many. We hope to add more details about each publication soon.

Memories and tales

We hope to include memories of Baldernock and would be pleased to receive contributions; perhaps you were evacuated to Baldernock during the second world war and attended Baldernock School or have other memories to share.  We would love to hear from you to include your story here.

Let's start with The Recluse's Stones - an article that appeared in The Glasgow Evening News in 1906.

Useful websites

East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture Trust – Archives and Local History Service

East Dunbartonshire Photo Library

National Records of Scotland

Catalogue for Baldernock including railway, mining, water . . . and lots more

Scottish Archives Network SCAN

Registers of Scotland (Land and property)

Glasgow City Archives based at the Mitchell Library, Glasgow

SCRAN - The online learning resource base with thousands of images from museums, galleries, archives and the media.



Hopefully, you'll find what you are looking for but if you need help please email and we'll try and assist.  

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