Shandon Valuation Roll 1935

Dear blog reader Welcome to the eleventh part in a series, a list of the people, with house names where known, who were connected with Shandon in 1935. In 1935 Shandon had 87 households listed, an increase compared to the 79 households in 1930. This compares with: In 1930 Shandon had 79 households listed, aContinue reading “Shandon Valuation Roll 1935”

Shandon Valuation Roll 1930

Dear blog reader Welcome to the tenth part in a series, a list of the people, with house names where known, who were connected with Shandon in 1930. In 1930 Shandon had 79 households listed which is a slight increase compared to 1925. This compares with: In 1925 Shandon had 73 households listed, a slightContinue reading “Shandon Valuation Roll 1930”

Shandon Valuation Roll 1925

Dear blog reader Welcome to the ninth part in a series, a list of the people, with house names where known, who were connected with Shandon in 1925. In 1925 Shandon had 73 households listed, a slight decrease on 1920. In 1920 Shandon had 76 households listed, a very slight increase on 1915. In 1915Continue reading “Shandon Valuation Roll 1925”

Shandon Valuation Roll 1920

Dear blog reader Welcome to the eighth part in a series, a list of the people, with house names where known, who were connected with Shandon in 1920. In 1920 Shandon had 76 households listed, a very slight increase on 1915. In 1915 Shandon had 75 households listed, a slight decrease on 1905. In 1905Continue reading “Shandon Valuation Roll 1920”

Ronald Gordon Sillars of Ardgare

Dear blog reader Following on from my recent blog post on Ardgare, I found 3 articles on Ronald Gordon Sillars of Ardgare which tell us something of his life. Jacqueline ************************* DUNDEE EVENING TELEGRAPH TUESDAY 8 JUNE 1915 LIEUTENANT R. G. SILLARS Lieutenant R. G. Sillars, 9th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, is reported unofficially asContinue reading “Ronald Gordon Sillars of Ardgare”

Ardgare Officially Opened As Rest Home

THE SCOTSMAN SATURDAY 22 JULY 1950 ARDGARE HOUSE OPENED. BRITISH LEGION REST HOME. Ardgare House, Shandon, near Garelochhead, was officially opened yesterday afternoon as a British Legion rest home by the Countess of Eglinton and Winston. Ardgare is the second Legion rest home to be opened in Scotland within the last 18 months. The firstContinue reading “Ardgare Officially Opened As Rest Home”

Shandon Valuation Roll 1915

Dear blog reader Welcome to the seventh part in a series, a list of the people, with house names where known, who were connected with Shandon in 1915. In 1915 Shandon had 75 households listed, a slight decrease on 1905. In 1905 Shandon had 82 households listed which was a vast increase on the anomalyContinue reading “Shandon Valuation Roll 1915”

Yacht Capsizes

DUNDEE COURIER THURSDAY 22 MAY 1924 YACHT CAPSIZES ON ITS MAIDEN TRIP. SOLE OCCUPANT’S PERILOUS POSITION. An exciting incident took place on the Gareloch when a local yachtsman was rescued from the water by a passing motor cyclist. It appears that about 8.30pm Mr R S McNicol, Ardchapel, was sailing his new yacht Wendy, whichContinue reading “Yacht Capsizes”

Ardgare gifted to the British Legion: a generous gift

Milngavie and Bearsden Herald 15 January 1949 The mansion house and part of the lands of Ardgare, Shandon, Dunbartonshire, have been gifted to the British Legion (Scotland) by Lieutenant-Colonel R G Sillars as a house for ex-service personnel. The property is situated on the eastern shore of the Gareloch and includes two cottages, stables, aContinue reading “Ardgare gifted to the British Legion: a generous gift”