The village and earlier parish of Kilmacolm have a long and eventful history. A number of histories about the village have been published: click here for a short bibliography.

History of Kilmacolm: a Bibliography

In 2007 the Kilmacolm Civic Trust sponsored the publication of "Kilmacolm a History" by David Roe, published by Birlinn (ISBN 978-1841586212).

Copies of the book are available from local outlets ( e.g. Amazon stocked ) and from the Trust.

Click here for the introduction to this book to give an introductory background.

Kilmacolm: A History: Introduction

Additional reading material by Julia Lawrence -

Living in Kilmacolm

More memories of Kilmacolm

Historical photographs of Kilmacolm

Buchanan Arms
View of Kilmacolm 1868
A road view circa 1926
Old Post Office
The Hydro
The Market circa 1913
Market house circa 1863
The railway station
Train in Kilmacolm station
St James Terrace 1920's
The Cross 1913
Kilmacolm Cross
View of Kilmacolm from the Station
Kilmacolm in 1863
Cross, School & St James Tower
Market Square and Parish Church