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Here are some links to other web content relating to the history of Rutherglen and beyond. Click on the underlined text to access these websites. (See our Privacy Policy)

Maps - various historical maps of Rutherglen at the National Library of Scotland

William Forrest's 1816 map of the Northern part of the County of Lanark. The map is in sections. Rutherglen is in the second row, second section from the left. Zoom in to see the names of the estates and their owners.

National Library of Scotland old maps (use “Change Transparancy of Overlay” slider on left of screen to change between old and new map).

Coal Authority Interactive Viewer shows coal mining activity if you zoom in to Rutherglen and select, e.g. “Mine Entry” in the right hand menu.

Large scale OS map (1:1250) of Rutherglen, 1953. Moving the blue dot slider reveals current aerial photos showing how the town looks today

Blantyre Project - Paul Veverka's massive archive for all things related to the former mining town of Blantyre

Calderglen & Calderwood Castle History Facebook page

Rutherglen Heritage Project at Rutherglen Library

Lanarkshire Family History Society 

The Glasgow Story

Hidden Glasgow

Historic Environment Scotland

Lanarkshire Heritage Forum

Scottish Local History Forum

Historical Society of Rutherglen, Victoria, Australia

Bothwell Historical Society

Online Resources

Rutherglen Cenotaph. Page on Lesley Gaffey's family tree website which provides information on the WWI soldiers named on Rutherglen's war memorial. 

Glasgow Science Centre podcast featuring Society members Bob McDonald and Colin Findlay who discuss the geothermal legacy left by the coal mining industry. Part of GSC's Climate Conversations series.

Rutherglen Ladies FC  Blog by Dr. Fiona Skillen and Steve Bolton about women's football in inter-war Scotland, focussing on Rutherglen Ladies. 

Cine film of Rutherglen made in 1926  It shows the celebrations marking the Rutherglen's 800th. anniversary as a Royal Burgh. It's on the NLS Moving Image Archive.

The Haunted Heritage Tour of Rutherglen Library.. A YouTube video about a building full of stories. Join Zen Boyd of Rutherglen Heritage Centre for a haunted tour of the stunning 1907 Carnegie-built Rutherglen Library & Heritage Centre. Ghosts of readers and librarians past, stained glass dome, and Art Nouveau original features. 

Rutherglen then and Now.  A slideshow on YouTube compiled by Ruglonian Mairi Maxwell who now lives with husband Jim in Vancouver, BC. The slideshow comprises old and recent photos of Rutherglen, reflecting the changes in the town over time.

Historic Environment Scotland

References to Rutherglen on the Canmore website:

Clydebridge Steel Works, RutherglenSociety member Colin Findlay has an excellent  website about the history of steel making in Scotland. This is his page for the Clydebridge Works

History of the Catholic church in Rutherglen This is from the website of St. Coumbkille's RC church

Virtual Mitchell Library

Rampant Scotland: Lots of information about the whole of Scotland

The Old Country Houses of the Old Glasgow Gentry

Other Heritage Societies and Forums

Background map by Charles Ross, 1773, reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland

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