Milton of Campsie
|Milton of Campsie|
Milton of Campsie shown within East Dunbartonshire
|OS grid reference|
|Council area||East Dunbartonshire|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|UK Parliament||East Dunbartonshire|
|Scottish Parliament||Strathkelvin and Bearsden|
Milton of Campsie is a small village situated in East Dunbartonshire, Scotland roughly 10 miles north of Glasgow. Nestling at the foot of the Campsie Fells, it is neighboured by Kirkintilloch and Lennoxtown. The village expanded greatly in the 1970s with the addition of modern housing estates by Barratt and Bellway, the latter being more extensive.
It has one full sized grass football park in what is known locally as "The Battlefield", as well as another smaller football field at Beechtree Park. Amenities include a newsagent, a Co-op Scotmid, Post Office, pharmacy, delicatessen and two hairdressing salons. The Kincaid House Hotel consists of accommodation and licensed bars and restaurants. There is another bar/restaurant called the Craigfoot Inn run by the Stirling family.
Milton of Campsie Parish Church (Church of Scotland) is situated on Antermony Road. A Roman Catholic church, St Paul's, is located nearby on Cairnview Road.
Until the late nineteenth century, the Kincaid and Lennox families were influential in Milton.
A small plaque at the centre of the village commemorates the landing of the Italian diplomat and balloonist, Vincenzo Lunardi, on 5 December 1785.
Directly across from Scotmid and next to the church there is a small World War I and World War II memorial to commemorate the men of the village who gave their lives for Britain. At the Cross there is an open seating area called "The Old Mans Rest"; previously there was a shelter for an earlier generation.
Milton of Campsie also has a non-denominational Primary School called Craighead Primary School. The road that passes next to the Post Office is called School Lane. There is also a nursery school located next to Craighead Primary. The village lives a relatively peaceful life and has a low crime rate.
Milton of Campsie was served by the railway for over a hundred years from 1848 until it was closed to passenger traffic in 1951. The Campsie Branch ran from the junction of the Edinburgh & Glasgow Line at Lenzie and dropped down through Kirkintilloch, to terminate in Lennoxtown, although a 'through-road' continued on the Blane Valley Line to Strathblane, then onto the tourist route to Aberfoyle in the Trossachs.
- John Bell, doctor and traveller.
- Martin Creed, artist.
- Lesley Fitz-Simons, Take the High Road actress.
- Calum Brown, St Ninians High School pupil.
- Gary McKinnon, hacker.
- Kirsty McWilliam, triathlete and 2008 Olympic torchbearer (London leg).
- Dawn Steele, actress.
- Murray Wallace, rugby player.
- Gudrun Ure, actress
- Stoddart, John (1800), Remarks on local Scenery and Manners in Scotland. Pub. William Miller, London. Facing P.206.
- Home page: St Paul's and St Dominic's
- Campsie through time | Descriptive Gazetteer entries
- Historical perspective for Parish of Campsie
- Visual Art: Martin Creed, Things, The Common Guild, 21 Woodlands Terrace, Glasgow - Scotsman.com Living
- In the last two years I lost my husband and my work, then I heard I had cancer; LESLEY FITZ-SIMONS ON HER VOYAGE TO HELL AND BACK. - Free Online Library
- Campaign to honour hero of the deep? - Local Headlines - Kirkintilloch Herald
- The Times | UK News, World News and Opinion
- LONDON - 6 April 08: Kirsty McWilliam carries the Olympic torch
- Safari, so goodie for our Dawn - Local Headlines - Kirkintilloch Herald
- Murray Wallace | Rugby Union | Players and Officials | ESPN Scrum