Milton of Campsie
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Milton of Campsie is a large village in East Dunbartonshire, Scotland roughly 10 miles (16 km) north of Glasgow. Nestling at the foot of the Campsie Fells, it is neighboured by Kirkintilloch and Lennoxtown.
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 Store (the converted 'Craigfoot Inn' and a Scotmid, Post Office, pharmacy, two hairdressing salons and now a Coffee House. The Kincaid House Hotel consists of accommodation and licensed bars and restaurants.
Milton of Campsie Old Parish Church situated on Antermony Road is to close very soon[when?] with a new Church nearly completed for use (Incorporating the Stirling Hall) at Locheil Drive. The 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 accidental 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 which was formerly in a separate building but has moved to be inside the primary school building.
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. The village is well serviced by the half-hourly First Glasgow X85 Service from Glasgow Buchanan Street Bus Station. The village is where the B757 meets the A891
- John Bell, doctor and traveller.
- Martin Creed, artist.
- Lesley Fitz-Simons, Take the High Road actress.
- 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.
- Campsie through time | Descriptive Gazetteer entries[permanent dead link]
- 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
- The Times | UK News, World News and Opinion
- LONDON – 6 April 8: 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
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