About Eaglesham

Eaglesham is a village in East Renfrewshire with a population of just over 3100 people. It is a beautiful village with many listed buildings. It has a long, interesting history; developed in 1769 by Alexander Montgomerie and designed around an orry – an area of land which now provides a wonderful green space with spectacular mature trees. For more information please contact The Eaglesham History Society.

This rural community is a bit different to our other Rural Wisdom areas. Eaglesham sits approximately 10 miles south of Glasgow and just a few miles from the large town of East Kilbride. This makes Eaglesham a popular place to live as it can offer the best of rural and town life.

We asked people what makes Eaglesham a good place to live. Some mentioned its favourable geography, others spoke about their great neighbours and sense of community. It was also noted that Eaglesham has some great community groups that cover a wide range of interests and ages. We enjoyed getting to know many of these groups over the summer and at community events such as The Summer Fair and the Doors Open Day. 

Our Eaglesham ‘Summer Tour’ also took us to some of the community spaces in the village where we were given a warm welcome: The Carswell Centre, Montgomerie Halls and the Eaglesham Library.

What are we doing?

On the 16th November are inviting older people and those who can support change – friends, family, neighbours, local businesses and local workers – to come along to The Carswell Centre to look at what they would like to achieve in Eaglesham through the Rural Wisdom project. Find out more about this event

We are also exploring the possibility of hosting a seasonal village gathering; where individuals and groups can come together, socialise and share what’s happening in the village over the next few months. If you would like to chat about this or be involved in any way, please contact Kate Robertson: kate@otbds.org / 07841015945

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Upcoming Events

Thursday 16th November: Vision for Change workshop

Keep up with what’s happening

Read our blogs from Eaglesham

Rural Wisdom Development Worker (Eaglesham)

Kate Robertson

Kate Robertson



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