Cumbernauld boasts a rich and varied history, from the nearby Antonine Wall through formation of the historic village and the reign of Cumbernauld Castle, to the construction of Cumbernauld House in the mid-eighteenth century. A key moment in the history of Cumbernauld came in December 1955 when it was designated as a New Town, created to alleviate population overcrowding in Glasgow. Cumbernauld gained further esteem in the 1980s when the town was the sole filming location for Gregory's Girl, ranking highly in the British Film Institute's top 100 British films of all time, and in 2013 Cumbernauld was selected to host a new TV production facility for the Outlander series. Cumbernauld's popularity and success continues, with the town collecting numerous awards for its innovative planning, environmental achievements and civic pride. Adam is a life-long resident of Cumbernauld and has been extensively involved in the Cumbernauld community for a number of years. He now has two books published, with Cumbernauld Through Time being his first in 2015, and Glasgow The Postcard Collection being his second book published in 2017. Adam will visit Cumbernauld Library to give us a talk on the town's rich and varied past. Refreshments included.