Recently Ayrshire Archives had the chance to participate in an outreach event at the Burns Monument Centre in Kilmarnock. This was a fantastic opportunity for archive staff to showcase some of the collections unique to the East Ayrshire area during the Open Day Wedding Event.

We had a variety of collections on display including Kilmarnock Academy school records, Glenfield and Kennedy catalogues, records from the British Lace Furnishings and poor registers from New Cumnock.

Visitors were intrigued and fascinated by the variety of records held at our East Ayrshire store and were interested in knowing how our records could aid them in their family history research.

See below for some of examples of the records we had on display.

Wedding fair overview

Overview of Wedding Open Day display

PH0031 Kilmarnock academy

Photograph of Kilmarnock Academy pupils 1904 (Reference: PH0031)

17_020 BLF

Notebook from British Lace Furnishings