Bronze Age - The first settlers arrive in the Catrine area. May have been even earlier.
1787 - The first cotton mill is established by Claud Alexander and David Dale; the old part of Catrine is designed as a model village to accommodate mill workers.
1814 - Catrine acquires the first large power loom in Scotland.
1816 - Catrine gets gas street lighting (two years before London!)
1828 - Iron water-wheels, the largest in Britain, are installed to drive the mills.
1903 - The railway arrives in Catrine.
1940s - The iron wheels are decommissioned.
1943 - The railway is closed to passengers.
1950 - The New Mill is built. New streets and houses are built to attract workers.
1963 - The Old Mill is destroyed by fire during demolition.
1968 - The New Mill closes.
1993 - The Catrine Voes (the water system which powered the mills) are registered as an Ancient Monument.
2010 - s1catrine is launched to let residents discuss local issues, place small ads, air their opinions, advertise events and show off pictures and video.
Now it's your turn!
That's the briefest of brief summaries, and hardly covers the most important dates. But this is where you come in. There's lots of interest in local history and lots of local knowledge out there - so why not share it here?
Perhaps you'd like to add your own more detailed time-line, or start an article about another aspect of Catrine history? And there must also be a wealth of wonderful photographs of Catrine in years gone by - maybe even some video of more recent events - and those are more than welcome here. Remember, history doesn't need to be in black and white! It's good to bring back memories of just a few years ago, too.
Post it all here, and let's see if we can really chronicle the history of Catrine in a way we can all share!