Our Gallery is divided into Albums, The Museum, The History of Johnstone, The Houston Family, Industry ( two truly made the town: Textiles and the Machine Tool Companies), etc.
Views of the Museum at Morrisons in Johnstone
The Town of Johnstone was planned in 1782 by the 4th Laird of Johnstone George Houston.
Johnstone Landmarks, Houses & Features
We thought you might enjoy seeing pictures of some of Johnstone Landmarks Old and New. We will add more photographs as we develop this feature.
Textiles were Johnstone's first international success beginning early in the 19th Century.
In the 19th and 20th centuries, Johnstone mills concentrated on machine tools for heavy industries like shipbuilding in the Clydeside.
Smith & McLaurin Ltd
Originally the site of a Cotton Mill, it later took on a life as a Paper Mill. Smith & McLaurin today are the Manufactures of Coated & Gummed Papers and Sealing Tapes
Coal Mines and Quarries
This is a New Gallery where we are going to include articles on the Coal Mines and Quarries that were so important to the Story of Johnstone. Watch this space.
Georgetown WWI Munitions
Ammunition was an important local product during the First World War. Stewart Michie presents highlights in short life of the Georgetown Filling Factory.
National Patent Co.
The Mouse Trap Factory in 8 South William Street in Johnstone was started in 1872 and only closed in 1957