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Kilmardinny Players

History of the club


In April 1998, Brian Hayward and the late Ken Findell placed an advert

in the Milngavie & Bearsden Herald calling for all interested

in amateur dramatics to come to a meeting at Kilmardinny House.

Both men had been members of former drama groups based at

the Arts Centre and, with the support of East Dunbartonshire

Council’s Arts Council, wished to recreate an adult drama group

in the area.  From that first meeting Kilmardinny Players was born.


Willy Russell’s “Stags and Hens” was the new group’s first production

in January 1999 drawing a positive review from the

Milngavie & Bearsden Herald who counselled its readers to welcome

this “fresh, young company”.



Brian and Ken were both granted

Honorary Membership of the Group that would

not be here without them, to thank them for their vision and hard work

and to celebrate the first 10 years of Kilmardinny Players.