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.