Gallery of Pictures


This is a First World War memorial inside the Parish Church at Carstairs. Curiously enough it mentions the survivors as well as the dead. Not seen this anywhere else. However there might be others that I do not know about.


This a rather fine entry for the Biggar Gala of 1909. The horse and cart are amazingly well decorated. The gala was probably held on July 26th which is the date given on the back of the card but unfortunately ......more


This is a view of the Club House at Carnwath. It was on the South side of the road. The date of the Clubhouse is 1907. It was at this date the course was opened by Lady Lockhart wife of Sir Simon Lockhart ......more


This picture shows excavation work in progress on the site of the gate house. Nothing of this gatehouse existed above ground. It is probably earlier in date than the two towers at the front which date ......more


A collection of early 20th century cards showing the Carnwath Gala. The earliest of these is the 1903 Cycle parade.


This is a picture of an old thatched house which may have been a pottery. The pots are in the window. The location of this old house was near Gormley`s Garage. Date of photo possibly pre 1900. Photo from Jimmy Henderson collection.


This picture shows two gravestones placed against the wall of the Church. The one on the right is probably of Sir John Sommerville. The story is below and it is probably the best fit regarding and early ......more


This is a picture of a bakers premises? It is supposed to be in Carnwath. The picture is about 1900 - 1905. Personally I think it is more likely that the barrels and this is confirmed by the barrels on ......more


This will be a trip down memory lane for some - a Station at Carnwath! One could easily get a train from Carnwath to Edinburgh in the old days. All that was altered was the Beeching Cuts. Date c.1910-1920. ......more


This is a view of the metal work shop which lay to the rear of the Tolbooth. These people seem to be able to turn their hand to anything.


St Mary`s Aisle This is a great photo of St Mary`s Aisle. It was extensively renovated in the 1860`s when the present church was constructed. Photo from Jimmy Henderson Collection.


This is an interesting card of World War I. This patriotic card was sent in 1915 from Agnes of Westshield to Private James Aitken who was stationed in Egypt.


This is a view of the cross as Carnwath with building behind. The cross base is probably Medieval bu the rest of the cross dates to the early 19th century with distances on it to various places including Edinburgh.


This is a picture of the Carnwath Gala Parade of 1905. This Gala included decorated bikes. In the early 20th century there was a fashion for such parades for example in 1913 for first motor show organised ......more


This is a great view of the Cross at Carnwath with the Tolbooth. This view was taken in the mid 1920`s. The Tolbooth which dated back to the early 16th century was demolished in 1929. It was a pity that ......more


This view reproduced by permission of RCHMAS (now HES) is of Carnwath House when it was still intact. If one looks at Canmore, one can see the remains of the stone tower that was erected in the 16th century ......more

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