Tag: boat jock

1910’s The Boathouse

This commonly produced postcard was recently on e-bay and has title, ‘The Boat House, Uddingston”. Actually it would be better phrased saying “Viewed from Uddingston”, for the boathouse at Boatland, Blantyreferme was actually in Blantyre Parish on the western side of the River Clyde boundary. The buildings were old. One of them had 1667 above […]

Boatland, home of Boat Jock

I wanted to write an extended article on the history of Boat Jock’s which is now extensively researched here with several days work. This has proved to be one of the most interesting things i’ve had the pleasure of looking at and will feature in forthcoming books. In 1667, a new area in Blantyre was […]