Eaglesham is a village in East Renfrewshire and was declared Scotland’s first Conservation Village in the 1960s.
Until the mid-18th century, Eaglesham was mainly a collection of crofts and farms. Then Alexander Montgomerie, the 10th Earl of Eglinton, had the settlement redeveloped as a new planned village. At the centre of the village stands a long green, known as the Orry. A cotton mill once stood here and at its peak employed 200 people.