Thursday, 5 June 2008

Mearns Kirk Graveyard Project

The Mearns Kirk Graveyard Project, which was started in Spring 2006 by a small team who wished to transcribe the 232 memorial stones and provide an extensive record of those buried within the kirk's grounds, has been completed. As well as photographing the stones, new research into the families and farms associated with the graveyard has also been carried out, and a website is due to be up and running in the next few days at www.mearnskirkyardproject.co.uk , with the results also available on CD-ROM and in book form.

To tie in with project's completion, which has received funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, an exhibition on the graveyard and the team's work will be held at the following venues and on the following dates:

Mearns Library
Saturday 31st May to Tuesday 17th June 2008

Giffnock Library
Saturday 21st June to Tusday 1st July 2008

Clarkston Library
Saturday 5th July to Tuesday 15th July 2008

Congratulations to the team for all their hard work!

Chris

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