Coyles Of Kilsyth

Unlike my Father and his family, my Mother and her sisters often discussed family history.   As a young boy I listened their stories about my Grandfather Patrick Coyle’s relatives : The Coyles of Kilsyth. I remember visiting people in Kilsyth in the late 1980s and early 1990s.  At the time it never registered those people…Continue Reading “The Coyles Of Kilsyth – Part One”

104 Tynecastle Street Springboig

In the early 1950s a girl and her Mother from Parkhead regularly walked past 104 Tynecastle Street Springboig. The girl and her mother were on their way to visit a former neighbour who now lived in the new Cranhill housing scheme.  Sometimes she saw a boy in 104 Tynecastle Street’s front garden. She occasionally saw…Continue Reading “104 Tynecastle Street Springboig”


Before I started looking into my family’s past, I knew about the family connection to the former coal mining village of Longriggend.  It was the main thing I knew about my Grandfather. He lived there before moving to Glasgow. And that’s all I knew. Longriggend In 1882/84, Frances Groome’s Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland describes the village: Longriggend, a place…Continue Reading “Longriggend Connection”