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Kirkintilloch Town and Parish

Has risen from a small hamlet to be quite a little town in the course of these last thirty years. It is one of the centres of the valuable Kilsyth mineral district, which has been developed by Messrs. William Baird & Co., of Gartsherrie, who own the bulk of the houses of Twechar; chiefly occupied by miners and artisans belonging to the collieries. The population of the village was in 1881, 671; and in 1891, 789.

Twechar stands near the north-east boundary of the parish, and in spite of coal-pits, rubbish-heaps, and coke-ovens, is still a pleasant locality in which to dwell.

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