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Whether you want to delve into the history of East Dunbartonshire, grow your family tree or explore your artistic side, this is the place to access a wealth of information and resources, as well as the latest news on facilities and events.

Here you can discover more about how we showcase the heritage of the local area and book arts activities for you or your family.

See below for information on current exhibitions, venues, art classes, historical records, family history, projects and more.

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380th Anniversary Exhibition

Comics Stripped!

Comics Stripped exhibition poster

Young People's Art

Young People's Art poster

Historical Records

EDLC can provide access to a wide range of published and unpublished sources of information. Whether you're researching the local area or exploring your own family history, we can help to put your on the right track.

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EDLC's Archives & Local Studies Service collects and preserves the historical records of East Dunbartonshire, its people and organisations, for the benefit of current and future generations

EDLC's main family history sources are held by the Archives & Local Studies service at William Patrick Library (Kirkintilloch) and Bearsden Library. Our specialist staff can provide help and advice on using our collections for family history.

Everyone is welcome to visit us in Archives & Local Studies to search for information, and we have staff on hand to help you during your visit, plus detailed research guides to get you started.

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A Wealth of Heritage

Explore the heritage of East Dunbartonshire – including Archives, Local Studies and Museum Collections, as well as the Lillie Art Gallery Collection. You can also find out more about exhibition spaces and projects.

A variety of objects from the Museum Collection are on permanent display at the Auld Kirk Museum and within the Heritage Centre at Kirkintilloch Town Hall. In addition, there are frequent exhibitions of artwork held in our permanent collection at the Lillie Art Gallery in Milngavie.

We organise a wide variety of exhibitions within local venues throughout the year – showcasing local talents and welcoming works and artists from all over the world

EDLC is delighted to lead, and have led, a number of special cultural projects – exploring a range of subjects and inspiring creativity, conversations and interest locally.

Art Classes

We hold regular classes to help you explore your artistic side – whatever age you are and wherever you are on your creative journey – from novice to experienced. The Creative Arts Programme offers a wide range of courses, workshops and events for adults and young people – including painting, drawing, craft, pottery and more.

The Creative Arts Programme offers a wide range of courses, workshops and events for both adults and young people.