Today we are sharing an image of the Obit Book of St John the Baptist Church, 1306-1559 in honour of World Book and Copyright Day. Accession 613
McCafferty’s newsagents, Newton-on-Ayr. Reference CO3/17/1/8/21
Following on from #WorldHealthDay, here’s an extract from Ayr County Council Public Assistance and Health Committee Reports, November 1930. Reference CO3/8/2/94
Tartan Day has been celebrated in the United States since 1998 with many participating in an annual Tartan Parade along Sixth Avenue, New York. Looking back to this parade in held in Ayr in the 1950s will have to do for us! Reference CO3/17/1/8/11
Today we are launching our new Darvel Burgh catalogue! The records within this collection date from 1858 – 1983 and for the first time researchers will be able to browse the catalogue of Darvel Burgh online. This collection contains a wide variety of records including Town Council minute books, Dean of Guild plans and the financial records of the Burgh.
This is the second East Ayrshire Burgh catalogue to be made accessible online and has resulted in a number of additional records being made available to the public for the first time. These records are available to view at the Burns Monument Centre in Kilmarnock on Wednesday’s through an appointment with Ayrshire Archives HQ.
An extract from a scrapbook of poems compiled by Mary Macrae for World Poetry Day. Reference ATD50/2
Trinity Church, Irvine c 1955. Reference CO3/17/1/49/1
We hope rugby fans enjoy the final round of this years Six Nations Tournament! Here’s a photograph of the Ayr Academy 2nd XV team 1946-1947. Accession 10/30
As we approach the last weekend of the Six Nations Tournament, here’s some notes on Kilmarnock Academy’s rugby team performance for the season 1952-1953. Reference GB052/1
In the run-up to the final round of this years Six Nations Tournament, here’s a photograph of the Spier’s School rugby XV team from Beith in 1945.