A look through the files of the Kilsyth Chronicle
This week in 2003
catch that beat: Drummers Moira Hazelton and Yvonne Walls became world champions. The duo, who made up the bass section of Kilsyth Thistle Pipe Band, gained a first at Grade 4B in the world pipe band championships at Glasgow Green, helping the band to a third place overall.
This week in 1993
huge response: Kilsyth’s campaign against local government re-organisation met with a huge response from residents throughout the town. The first batch of 5000 “Say No To North Lanarkshire” postcards were snapped up, with more having to be printed.
This week in 1953
police changes: Several police changes took place in the area. Constable James Somerville of Kilsyth moved to Longcroft and Constable William McKeich , Stirling, came to Kilsyth. Constable Charles Hunter moved from Queenzieburn to Plean and was succeeded by Constable Alex Garden from Grangemouth.
This week in 1923
bargains: The White House, Main Street, Kilsyth was advertising a ‘Men’s Bargain Week’, when they had on offer a big quantity of men’s serge and tweed suits at the low price of 24s 11d, and winter weight cashmere semmits and drawers for 4s 11d.