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About the Photo Library

The East Dunbartonshire Photo Library was developed by East Dunbartonshire Leisure & Culture Trust (EDLC)* to widen access to our photo collection.

Funding from East Dunbartonshire Council allowed us to digitise 5,000 photographs from our collection to create this online photo library.

The website contains only a small selection of our vast collection of images - over 40,000 at the last count – collected by staff over the last 30 years. The collection is also available to view at our libraries in Kirkintilloch and Bearsden. 

We are grateful to the Kirkintilloch Camera Club who helped staff start the collection in the late 1970s, and the many local people who have kindly donated copies from their collections.

Prints of our photographs can be ordered on this website. Any income to EDLC from print sales will be used for the care and management of our photo collection and to fund more digitisation.

We would welcome feedback from you particularly:

  • if you can identify someone in a photograph
  • if you have any information to add about any of the photographs

We are always happy to receive new additions to our collections so if you are interested in donating photographs, documents or other items to us please get in touch with us at or on 0141 777 3142.

Every effort has been made to ensure that the images displayed here are done so fairly, and not in breach of copyright. If you do not believe this to be the case, please contact us.

*EDLC was formed on 1st April 2011 to provide a wide range of leisure and cultural services on behalf of East Dunbartonshire Council. EDLC is a registered Scottish Charity number SC041942.