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Holmwood House, Glasgow, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on Holmwood House in Cathcart, Glasgow, an important example of Scotland’s architectural heritage.

The house, a large suburban villa, was built for James Couper, a businessman who owned Millholm Paper Mill which was located a few hundred metres from the house on the White Cart (river). In addition to being a high status residence the building doubled as a showroom for the Mill’s paper products.

Read more on Visit Holmwood House, Visit Glasgow…




This afternoon, I am posting details of a ‘scouting trip’ which I undertook yesterday in preparation for a private ancestry tour which I am arranging for later in the year focused on the names Leishman and Dunsmore who lived in the region during the late 18th and 19th centuries and whose occupations centred on the weaving and mining industries.

Read more on Tour North Lanarkshire, Tour Scotland…



Adam Fireplace, Glasgow Trades Hall, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on the architectural heritage of the Adam family in the West of Scotland.

William Adam ( 1689-1748) was the leading Scottish architect of his time with a prodigious work output. Adam was multi-talented with skills in stone masonry plus business acumen. He was known to act as contactor as well as architect on certain schemes.

Read more on Visit Adam Architecture, Visit West of Scotland…