Portal to the past

Welcome to Portal to the Past

We are currently updating this section of our website. More pages will gradually become available but please feel welcome to browse the sections which are already finished.

Explore East Renfrewshire’s rich heritage with specially written local history articles, online exhibitions and access to thousands of digitised images at your fingertips on portal to the past


The pages in this section will give you a brief overview of the history of each area in East Renfrewshire.


New pages added!

Business, Industry & Working Life

Community Life

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New pages added!


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Online Exhibitions

Explore local history topics in more detail

Learning Resources

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Coming Soon – check back later for updates


Search the East Renfrewshire Heritage Collection

Visit us or get in touch

How to arrange an appointment or access the enquiry service

What’s On

Information on heritage events, classes and walks

Contact us:
Giffnock Heritage Centre,
Giffnock Library
Station Road

Email: localstudies@ercultureandleisure.org

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