Today we are launching our new Kilmarnock Burgh catalogue. This will enable researchers to browse the catalogue of Kilmarnock Burgh online for the first time. This collection dates from 1686-1984 and contains a wide variety of records from Town Council minute books to the records of the Kilmarnock Corporation.

The Town Council minute books give fantastic insights into the decisions made by the Town Council many years ago.  An example of this can be shown in the 1941-1942 minute book (BK1/1/2/38 page 240) which details the payment of women working in the factories during WWII.

BK1_1_2_38 pg240

This collection is the second burgh catalogue to be made available online and has resulted in 101 additional items being made available to the public for the first time. These records are available to view to the Burns Monument Centre on Wednesdays by appointment with Ayrshire Archives.