Death of Mr William Gunn of Shandon

Paisley Herald and Renfrewshire Advertiser 14 May 1859 In our obituary today many will regret to observe the name of Mr Gunn of Shandon Bank, for a considerable period extensively engaged in business in this city, and who for a number of years has lived in retirement on his property at Shandon Bank, on theContinue reading “Death of Mr William Gunn of Shandon”

Shandon Yacht Fire

The Scotsman 26 July 1930 Yesterday, when two engineers were endeavouring to start the engines of a twin-screw cabin cruiser on the Gareloch near the Glasgow Motor Boat Racing Club’s pier at Shandon, one of the engines mis-fired and an explosion occurred, throwing one of the men into the fore-saloon with great violence. A fireContinue reading “Shandon Yacht Fire”

Death of a Shandon boy in 1918

Daily Record 9 May 1918 Shandon boy’s sad death Robert Hill (13) succumbed in the Victoria Infirmary, Helensburgh, yesterday, to injuries sustained through the accidental discharge of a gun in the hands of a comrade. The boys had been shooting squirrels on Tuesday night and the gun went off, the charge lodging in the rightContinue reading “Death of a Shandon boy in 1918”

Death at Ardgare

Strathearn Herald, 30th December 1911 ESTATE FALLS TO THE UNITED FREE CHURCH Miss Kerr, the last member of a well-known family, died at her residence, Ardgare, Shandon, on Wednesday night, at the age of 85. Her father, an Ayrshire man made a fortune as a tobacco merchant in Virginia and on his return to ScotlandContinue reading “Death at Ardgare”

Shandon in July 1884

Dear blog reader, Welcome to part 1 of an occasional series focusing on what happened in Shandon in a particular week in the past. This week, let’s explore what happened in Shandon in the last week of July 1884. Helensburgh News 31st July 1884 Shandon The Regatta After a good deal of bantering between theContinue reading “Shandon in July 1884”

Near Drowning Opposite Shandon Church

Glasgow Herald 2 August 1884 Narrow escape from drowning in the Gareloch Yesterday at midday Donald McLeod, 72 years of age, residing in Helensburgh, narrowly escaped being drowned in the Gareloch. McLeod, who is an old soldier, left Helensburgh for Garelochhead about half-past ten in a lug-sail boat belonging to Mr Campbell. All went wellContinue reading “Near Drowning Opposite Shandon Church”

Motor accident involving Mr Brown of Summerhill

Dundee Evening Post 9 September 1901 Pathetic Glasgow fatality A distressing motor fatality has occurred near Bearsden, Glasgow. A little boy named Archie Gillen, aged about 5 years, son of John Gillen, Garscadden, was, along with some other children, running along the road when he got right in front of a motor driven by MrContinue reading “Motor accident involving Mr Brown of Summerhill”

Aldonaig – a fire and an advertisement

The Scotsman 10 July 1899 Fire on Garelochside Yesterday afternoon the roof of Aldonaig House, situated between Row and Shandon, occupied by Miss Dundas, was discovered to be on fire, and the Helensburgh fire brigade was summoned. Before the arrival of the brigade, however Mr F C Buchanan and a number of Row people gotContinue reading “Aldonaig – a fire and an advertisement”

World War 1 and the sons of Reverend Hugh Miller

Daily Record 1 October 1915 Shandon officer killed It has been officially reported by the War Office that Lieut. Ian M Miller, 2nd Argylls, and younger son of the Rev Hugh Miller, MA, Shandon, UF Church, has been killed in action n Belgium. Lieut. Miller was educated at Larchfield and Merchiston Castle Schools. He joinedContinue reading “World War 1 and the sons of Reverend Hugh Miller”