Tag: bannatyne

1915 Wartime Garden Fete at Milheugh

Picturesquely situated and beautifully laid out, were the grounds of Milheugh House, High Blantyre admirably suited for the Summer garden fete held on Saturday 28th August 1915. With funds raised on behalf of Blantyre Cottage Hospital, this fete was to lift spirits as the people of Blantyre endured a further year of the first World […]

Old Woman Spinning

Sent in by Marel Adam, this dutch painting dated 1658 by artist Nicolaes Maes was allegedly at Milheugh for some time in the 1800s belonging to William Bannatyne. William’s parents Andrew and Margaret were largely responsible for renovating, extending and landscaping Milheugh transferring it from Georgian Manor house to Victorian Grand home. In the 20th […]

The Bannatyne Daughters

Pictured here is Agnes and Elizabeth Bannatyne of Milheugh Estate, Blantyre. The lady without the necklace is Agnes Bannatyne who was painted in 1860 by the artist John Graham Gilbert. The same artist also painted her sister, Elizabeth, slightly earlier in the 1850’s, pictured here as the lady with the necklace. Both paintings were gifted […]

Detailed History Milheugh House

Telling the definitive history of Milheugh House is something i’ve been meaning to do for some time. It’s probably the building i get asked about the most. Milheugh House and Estate was a very prominent feature of old Blantyre. The house and it’s owned properties were situated on the Blantyre Parish side of the river […]