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DIRECTORY.]
STEATHBLANE is a parish deriv-
ing its name from the vale of the river
Blane, which pursues a north-western
course through it; the land of this valley
is exceedingly fertile, and the hills are
clothed with natural woods; the parish
lies in the south-western part of the
county and is 5 miles in length from north
to south and about 4 wide, and bounded
on the east by the parish of Campsie, on
the south by Baldernock, south-west by
the Allander river, which separates it
from East Kilpatrick in Dumbartonshire,
and on the west and north by Killearn, and
is in the small debt court district of
Lennoxtown. The village stancts at the
junction of the roads from Glasgow and
Kirkintilloch through Aberfoyle to Loch
Katrine, and has a station on the Glasgow
and Aberfoyle branch of the North British
railway, and is 10 miles north from Glas-
gow, 20 west from Falkirk and 7 north-
west from Kirkintilloch. About 2 mile;
to the west is Dnntreath Castle, the seat of
Sir Archibald Edmonstone bart. D.L. and
£ mile south-west is Mugdock Castle, the
property of the Duke of Montrose K.T. but
now occupied by J. A. Beid esq. ; Craig-
end Castle, in a small park, is the seat of
Sir Eric Alexander Buchanan bart. Sir
A. Edmonstone bart. D.L. Sir E. A. Bu-
chanan bart. D.L., J.P. Allan Graham-
Barns-Graham esq. D.L., J.P. of Craigal-
lian, the Duke of Montrose K.T. John C.
Graham esq. and Andrew Jameson esq.
are the principal landowners. Acreage,
9,085; rateable value, £16,000; population
in 1891, 1,671, and in 1901, 590.
Blanefield is a village, about 1 mile west
from Strathblane, with a station on the
Glasgow and Aberfoyle branch of the North
British railway.
Post, T. & M. 0., T. M. 0., E. D., P. P.,
S. B. & A. & I. 0. Strathblane; Miss
Elizabeth Cullen, sub-postmistress. Let-
ters received through Glasgow. De-
Letters received through Glasgow. De-
liveries, 7 & 9 a.m. & 5.40 p.m.; dis-
patches, 11.15 a.m. & 4.30 & 6.15 p.m.
(summer 7.55 p.m)
Post, T. & M. 0., T. M. O., E. D., P. P.,
â–  S. B. & A. & I. 0. Blanefield; George
Marshall, sub-postmaster. Letters re-
STIELINGSHIRE.
ccived through Glasgow. Delivery, 7 &
9.15 a.m. & 5.45 p.m.; dispatches, 11.15
a.m. & 4.15 (summer) & 6.15 & 7.50 p.m
PARISH COUNCIL.
Chairman, Bev. William B. Moves B.D
Inspector of Poor, George Marshall
Collector of Bates & Begistrar of Births,
Deaths &c. John J. M'Ewan, Blanefield
Constabulary Station, Hugh Middleton,
constable
Parish Church, Bev. Wm.B. Hoyes B.D
United Free Church, Bev. Theodore
Johnson
Boman Catholic Church, Blanefield
SCHOOL BOAED.
Chairman, Horsbrough Chas. E-, W.S., J.P
Clerk, John Hendrie
Board School, Blanefield, accommodation,
243; average attendance (mixed), 90;
Matthew F. Chisholm, master
RAILWAY STATIONS.
Strathblane, Peter M'Killop, station master
Blanefield, Thomas Shanks, station master
Strathblane.
.PRIVATE RESIDENTS.
Allan Mrs. Wester Mugdock
Coubrough John J.P. Blanefield house
(postal address, Blanefield, Glasgow)
Craig Mrs. Ballagan
Edmonstone Sir Archibald bart. D.L. Dun-
treath castle, Blanefield
Horsbrugh Chas. E., W.S., J.P. Blairqu-
hosh, Blanefield
Jamieson Bobert J.P. Ardunan
Kerr Mrs. Easterton (postal address, Miln-
gavie, Glasgow)
Kerr James J.P. Craigend castle (postal
address, Milngavie, Glasgow)
Moyes Bev. Wm. B., B.D. (parish church)
Orr J. Eowley J.P. Leddriegreen'
Kankin Walter, Lorrain
Beid J. A. Mugdock castle (postal address,
Milngavie, Glasgow)
Wilson George D. Napier lodge
Wilson John W. jun. Carbeth (postal ad-
dress, Blanefield)
STIRLING.
COMMEECIAL.
1407
Buchanan Walter, innkeeper
Campbell John W. grocer
Cullen Elizabeth (Miss), grocer, draper &
postmistress
Horsbrugh Charles E. factor for Siir Archi-
bald Edmonstone bart
Hume Bradbury, miller & grain merchant,
McNeill Bobert, tailor & clothier
Marshall Peter, tailor & clothier
Bankin Walter Lorrain L.B.C.P. & S.Edim.
surgeon
Weir Duncan, boot & shoe maker
Wright Andrew, joiner & cartwright
FABMEKS.
Armour Bros. Easter Ballewan, BlanefielcL'
Beaton Donald, Easter Ballagan
Buchanan Walter, Strathblane inn
Forgie Andrew, Broadgate
Johnston James, Auehengillean, Blanefield
M'Lauciilan Archibald, Ballewan & Cuilt,.
Blanefield
M'Pherson John, Carberth-Gathrie.Blanefldi
Blanefield.
PEIVATE BESIDENTS.
Dunn James E. Dunmullin
Gairdner Mrs. Parklea
Johnson Bev.Theodore> United Free Church
manse
Lang Gavin, Glengoyne
McLennan James, Ardoch
COMMEECIAL.
Britton Ernest, innkeeper
Brodie Bobert, blacksmith
Chisholm Matthew F. schoolmaster
King James, grocer & draper
Lang Brothers, distillers, Glengoy
M'Ewan John J. registrar of births, mar-
riages & deaths, collector of rates for
Strathblane
M'Gregor Donald, general grocer & carrier
Marshall George, grocer & inspector o£*
poor, Post office
Shanks Thomas, coal agent
StockdaJe John, coal agent
TORRANCE, see Cajipsie.

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