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Cartsburn Publishing

Official Website of Local History Publisher based in Inverclyde, Scotland

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"What a mammoth work which is obviously the love and passion of author Vincent Gillen. This comprehensive study of this Scottish Battalion is recommended, excellent value for money and one to add to the bowing book shelves."

Stephen Chambers

Gallipoli Association Historian

In The Press


Vincent Gillen has been the Social History Curator at the McLean Museum in Greenock for the last 30 years. Born in Greenock he gained a Joint Honours Degree in Scottish History & Economic and Social History at Glasgow University in 1984, followed by PGD in Museum Studies at Leicester University.

He has curated many exhibitions over the years on a variety of local history subjects. He has also written books on Inverclyde Cinemas, Greenock Morton, Shipbuilding, WW2 and WW1 and gives talks to schools and local groups.

The purpose of Cartsburn Publishing is to allow local history subjects in Inverclyde to be put out to a wider local audience. We provide the expertise to allow local authors to publish their research. Please get in touch if you think we can help.



On the Horizon:

We plan to continue to add Local History content to our YouTube channel - in the works are talks on the history of the Tontine Hotel, Somme Stories, Inverclyde & Gallipoli 1915, and a three part history of Greenock through the eyes of John Galt in 1832. If you have any suggestions as to topics you would like to see covered, please get in touch!


Vincent is available for talks on a variety of local topics. For any enquiries, please contact us:

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