MILNGAVIE, popularly Millguy, a prosperous manufacturing village on Allander-water, in the Stirlingshire part of the parish of East or New Kilpatrick; 4 miles south of Strathblane, 4½ east of Duntocher, and 7 north-west of Glasgow. At the village there are extensive works for calico-printing and cotton-spinning; and in its vicinity are bleachfields, a distillery, and other public works. The place has good shops, maintains daily communication by a stage-coach with Glasgow, and makes stout demonstrations of speedily becoming a seat of extensive population and traffic. Its inhabitants amounted, at the beginning of the century, to about 200; and, in 1831, to 1,162. The present population is about 1,500. Here are a Relief meeting-house, a library, an infant-school, and some kindred institutions; also a neat extension church.
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