Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Tour Scotland Video Old Photographs Busby

Tour Scotland video of old photographs of Busby located in East Renfrewshire near Glasgow, Scotland. Busby's close proximity to Glasgow effectively makes it a suburb of the city, though it remains administratively separate. It lies on the White Cart Water 6 miles south of Glasgow City Centre. The first big change was in the landscape. Until the 1780s Busby village consisted of a scatter of cottages along a track leading from Carmunnock to Mearns. This route forded the River Cart to Newford at Bonnyton. This original village or fermtoun was in the area of the present Busby railway station. The second big change started in 1780 with the founding of Busby's first cotton mill. The third major change in Busby in the 1780s was the new road, from Paisley to East Kilbride. The first Busby Bridge was built on this route around 1785. A second Cotton Mill followed in 1790, then a Bleachfield and Printworks six years later. Of interest to folks with ancestry, genealogy or Scottish Family Roots in Scotland who may wish to visit one day.

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