Timeline - General

General Events

800Century Norsemen raid Strathgryffe as far as Paisley.
1163Walter Fitzalan founds Paisley Abbey 
1164Somerled - Lord of the Isle - defeated by the Stewarts at Renfrew 
1170Crookston Castle now being built, Glasgow
14th CenturyParish of Eastwood became known by that name, anciently known as Pollok
1507John Spreul graduates from Glasgow University 
1565Marriage of Henry, Lord Darnley to Mary Queen of Scots
156813th May, Battle of Langside Glasgow
1603Union of the Crowns 
1650Cromwell in Glasgow. Sermon by Revd. Zachary Boyd 
1686A Parliamentary Act of James VII passed for buying in Scot's linen to "encourage linen manufacturers in the kingdom"
1715Jacobite Rising. Renfrewshire Militia hunts Rob Roy.            
1745Jacobite Rebellion. Renfrewshire Militia present at Falkirk. Robert Maxwell of Dubbs present at this battle 
1747Local seceders join up with Greyfriars Secession Church, Shuttle Street, Glasgow.
1750Potatoes first introduced to Eastwood
1793Local seceders transfer to Pollokshaws Secession Church.
1845 - 1849    Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Railway. Opened 1849.
1851Victoria Pit Disaster, Nitshill    
1872Education (Scotland) Act was passed making education compulsory for all children aged 5-13 
1855James Maxton M.P. born in Pollokshaws    
1900Boer War. Mafeking Night celebrations 
1901Factory (1901) Act consolidates previous health and safety issues   
1914Outbreak of First World War.
1937Factory Act limited workers under the age of 16 to a 44 hour week
1939 -45Second World War 
1975Local Government reorganisation, Eastwood District created. County, District and Town Councils abolished.
1984Rouken Glen officially under authority of Eastwood District Council
1996East Renfrewshire Council created as a result of local government reorganisation in April 1996