I haven’t been able to track down much information on Sandyknowes. The farm is just off the Palacerigg road a little north of Tannoch. These farmers were listed as living there –
1886 – Archibald Paton
1901-1904 – Keir George
1909 – James Dunlop
Just prior to the war, the Watt family were there for a short time but left after the government insisted that the plough the land, despite it being exceptionally stony.
As I was growing up it was farmed by Sandy and Chrissie Miller. My sister and I spent a night there in 1959 while my mother gave birth to another girl. My 5-year old brother came up to tell is we had another sister.