A look through the files of the Kilsyth Chronicle
This week in 2004
TRIBUTES PAID: Kilsyth was saddened by the death of one of its public servants, Anne C. Matson. Miss Matson was well known for her work as a council official and Councillor Tom Barrie was among those who expressed sadness at her passing. He said: “She was a wonderful person. In my ten years of working with her, I never heard anyone say a bad word about her. She was a great servant to the town.”
This week in 1964
SENIOR CITIZENS HAVEN: Kilsyth was to have a new home for local pensioners . Drawings which fitted guidelines set out by the Scottish Home and Health Department would be scrutinised by Stirling Community Council.
This week in 1954
BIGGEST BASH EVER: Former pupils of Kilsyth Academy congregated at St Patrick’s Hall for the biggest re-union ever organised. A speech was given by Arthur Doyle who proposed a toast to the school then put the spotlight on some local heroes. They were the weavers and miners who had forged Kilsyth’s reputation as a hive of industry and a place of learning.
This week in 1924
PLACE TO MEET: Kilsythians had a brand new venue for social events after St Patrick’s finally opened its new hall. The occasion was marked with a celebratory concert which saw Canon MacNamara presiding. Priests from across the area and even the hall’s architect attended the extravaganza. Canon McNamara said that this night had ended years of waiting and this was a great night for the catholics of Kilsyth.