A look through the files of the Kilsyth Chronicle
This week in 2003
MEMORIAL WALK: Pupils at St Patrick’s Primary School completed a sponsored walk around the school in support of CRY, the James Kelly Memorial Fund. James was a pupil at the school who died from cardiac problems after playing football. His parents set up the fund in his memory.
This week in 1993
THREAT OVER: It was confirmed that Kilsyth Civic Week would go ahead despite earlier fears it would have to be cancelled due to a lack of volunteers. A rescheduled meeting brought a larger turnout of people and it was agreed that the festivities would go ahead after all.
This week in 1953
DANCING SOLDIER: James Taylor, a 19-year-old army private from Kilsyth, won a Highland dancing contest in Germany while posted there with the Black Watch.
This week in 1923
DISORDERLY CONDUCT: Kilsyth was plagued by “runters”, observing a pre-Halloween pratcice of beating on people’s doors with cudgels. This caused much irritation and damage to property which fueled demand for examples to be made of the offenders.