About Us

The Society was begun in August 2008.

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Merry Christmas

A Merry Christmas from everyone at the Greenhill Historical Society.

The GHS will be back in action on the 10th January 2014.

Usual venue, usual time.

Hope to see you then.

Monday, 4 November 2013

Next Meeting

Our next meeting is on Friday 8th November 2013 between 2 - 4pm.

We will be meeting in the Library and NOT the Scout Hall.

This is due to work being carried out in our usual venue.

For those of you who cannot visit or join us on a Friday afternoon, there is an evening meeting.

Visit us in the Library on Thursday the 14th November between 6-8 pm.

The topic for the evening will be Rollo Engineering.

You DO NOT have to arrive for 6pm and don't have to stay until 8pm.
Just pop in and say hello!


The new edition of 'Bonnyseen' is now available to view online at our web site.


To go directly to the Bonnyseen page:


I (web master) am still working on the web site. The contact details are on the web page. If there is anything you would really like to see on the web site, please email at that email address.

Thursday, 24 October 2013

We have launched the new Bonnyseen magazine. 

There was a wonderful turnout with all seats filled.
Thanks to everyone who came.

If your article did not appear this time, it will appear in a future issue. We have had such a great response from people sending stories and photos that we simply ran out of space to fit it all in. This shows us that everyone is enjoying the magazine and our time and effort is being rewarded.

Many thanks also go to John Reid, who gave us a talk on the Baronies of Seabegs and Castlecary. (Seabegs being of particular interest to several of our group members!)


Friday, 18 October 2013

Bonnyseen Magazine Lauch

GHS will be launching the new edition of Bonnyseen on 

Wednesday 23rd October 2013


 Launch night will be in the Community Centre from 7-9pm

There will be a talk by John Reid on Seabegs and Castlecary.

This was the talk we should have had in April, but due to John having lost his voice, the planned talk was changed to a most interesting film, by John, on Kincardine and Tulliallan.

There will be a raffle and an a small exhibition of some of our archive items and photos. (and some 'nibbles')

It will be a pleasant and informative night out and everyone, of any age, is most welcome.

So come and join us. You never know what you might find out.....and you might be able to shed some light on some of the history of Bonnybridge.

Oh......I nearly forgot.......if you can't pick up a magazine (FREE) you can also view them online for FREE. The new magazine will also be on the website (eventually) at www.greenhillhistoricalsociety.org.uk and click on Bonnyseen!

Thursday, 17 October 2013


The website has now been re-launched. 


It has taken a bit of time and there is not much, in the way of content, there for now. I cleared everything for the time being, as it was imperative to try and get the Bonnyseen magazines viewable online, and that was my main aim.
I was making sure that bit worked without being hampered by the rest. Now that I know that works, I can now put back the pages.

The next item on the agenda will be the new magazine.

At Last!

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Web Site

The website  - www.greenhillhistoricalsociety.org.uk  - might not be viewable for now.
This is due to the site being transferred from one web master to another.

Please be patient whilst this is occuring.

The site is under 're-construction' and some items might not be included
whilst other additional and new items might be.

Thanks to Mike Robinson for all his time and effort in building
and maintaining the website over the past few years.

Sunday, 6 October 2013

AGM - Magazine - Next Meeting

The Annual General Meeting, 

for 2013, 

of the Greenhill Historical Society,

 was on Friday 4th October.

The Launch of the new Bonnyseen Magazine
is fast approaching and this addition is looking great.

The next meeting will be on Friday 11th October 2013, in the Scout Hall of the Community Centre, between 2-4pm.
You are really welcome to join us, have a coffee, chat, and share your memories, or those of your parents and grand parents!

Saturday, 31 August 2013

Next Meeting

Our next meeting will be on the 6th September.

We will be looking at our archives collection for Smith and Wellstood or Rollo's.

Last Friday we had two visitors.
Steven Cole from the Scottish Waterways Trust
and a lady from USA but originally from Bonnybridge.

View details

Canal Trip

                Some of the group members enjoying a trip on the canal.
                   Arranged by Frank and Ronnie with the Seagull Trust.

Monday, 26 August 2013

Next Meeting

Our next meeting is on Friday 30th August.

Last meeting was most enjoyable.

We are looking for ideas and suggestions for fund raising.

GHS rely on kind donations to enable us to publish and produce the Bonnyseen magazine and offer for FREE.

The articles for the next issue are coming along but we welcome any stories and photos for further editions. If you have a story, however vague your recollection may be, please let us know. We can research your 'memory' and perhaps shed a bit more light on what you think you remember. However obscure! 

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Barge Trip

 It has been kindly arranged for us to have a trip on the
Seagull Trust barge on Friday, 26th July.

 The barge will take us through the lock at the Wheel to join the Forth and Clyde canal for a journey to the bridge at Bonnybridge.

If you would like to go, please meet at the boat which is moored in the basin at the right hand side of the Falkirk Wheel at 11.00 am.

We will depart at 11.30 am and return at approx 4.00 pm.

A bit slow but there is a speed limit!

It may be possible for anyone on a tight schedule to depart at Bonnybridge unless your car is in Falkirk!

A packed lunch would be advisable, as would water and sun cream, if this glorious weather keeps up.

We agreed to give individual donations to the Seagull trust Charity. We thought what ever you could afford up to £5 per person.


Thursday, 18 July 2013

Next Meeting

Our next meeting will be on Friday 19th July 2013

 in the Community Centre, Bonnybridge.

Please bring stout walking shoes. If the weather is suitable,

the group will be out and about on various history gathering walks.

Sunday, 30 June 2013

Out to Lunch

The group enjoyed a lovely lunch, on Friday afternoon, at the Underwood Lockhouse restaurant. Some members walked along the canal since the rain was holding off!
It was a very enjoyable afternoon.

New members are most welcome to join us at the Community Centre next Friday, 5th July at 2pm-4pm in the Scout Hall.

If you can't find us, or are unsure where the Scout Hall is, please ask at the main reception desk and they will point you in the right direction.

We are a freindly bunch and will make you feel very welcome.


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