PARISH OF KILSYTH.III.-POPULATION.

PRESBYTERY OF GLASGOW, AND SYNOD OF GLASGOW AND AYR.
THE REV. WILLIAM BURNS, MINISTER.

Population, as by census

 
1801 1702
1811 3206
1821 4260
1831 4297

 
No. of families in the parish in 1831 . . . 834
chiefly employed in agriculture . . . 100
trade manufacture and handicraft . . . 560

Character of the People.-There is among us, as in the generality of such parishes, occasional excess in drinking, and instances of uncleanness and imprudent marriages. We have been also far-famed for Radicalism; yet there is a strong Conservative spirit, which has been lately increasing. Neglect of religious ordinance; with which too many are chargeable, is generally excused by the alleged and often real want of clothing,-the effect, no doubt, often times of previous improvidence, and the habit of using tobacco and ardent spirits. The want of church accommodation is also complained of. The church attendance, however, is much better now than it was, about sixteen years ago.

1.       Topography and natural history

II      Civil history

IV      Kilsyth Industry

V        Kilsyth Economy