Cartsburn Publishing

Official Website of Local History Publisher based in Inverclyde, Scotland


New Book Out Now!



5th Argylls - Abridged

5th Argylls - Volume 1

Greenock Morton 1874-1999

Digital Version now available.


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The Greenock Blitz

5th Argylls Volume 2

Going to the Pictures

New edition now available

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"Scotts' Men"

Republished and expanded. Available

Buy Now £9

Download PDF Version £5



"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



Vincent Gillen has been the Social History Curator at the McLean Museum in Greenock for the last 30 years. Born in Greenock 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:

WW2 in the towns & villages of Inverclyde. A resource of material telling the local story of the Second World War


Vincent is available for talks on a variety of local topics. For any inquiries, please contact us: vpgillen@gmail.com

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