This morning I re-visited a fascinating historical site in the valley of the White Cart Water.

Paper making (powered by the river) commenced in this area in 1682 when a Frenchman, Nicholas Deschan, first established a paper mill. His descendants moved the mill to a location at Millholm which is just a few hundred yards/metres from the impressive Holmwood House (designed by Greek Thomson) a shown in the image below. Holmwood House was closely linked to the paper mill and in fact was part used as a sales office to impress and entertain potential customers of the paper mill.

The videos show the remains of the paper mill and related water control measures on the White Cart.

This is an important part of Glasgow’s mercantile history yet there are no information boards or similar information.

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