Community Life

Community Life - Mearns Primary

In East Renfrewshire we have an interesting and lively collection of resources, which reflect the community life of East Renfrewshire in the past. Subjects covered in the following web pages cover every aspect of community life including: health, housing education, work, leisure, culture, childhood and religion. School and the church played an important part of daily life many years ago, as did the community built around the mills and printworks, two important sources of employment within the towns and villages of East Renfrewshire.

More information about each of these aspects of life can be found in the pages that follow and include details of photographs, documents, records, memorabilia and artefacts held in our museum and archives.