Strathclyde Building Preservation Trust

Today we are launching our new Strathclyde Building Preservation Trust catalogue! For the first time researchers will be able to browse this catalogue on our website. The records within this collection date from 1981 – 2013 and includes photographs, correspondence, reports and plans. These records provide a fascinating insight into the work conducted by this organisation, whose aim was to preserve and regenerate historical buildings within Ayrshire.

These records are available to view at our Ayrshire Archives headquarters in Ayr on Tuesdays – just contact us to make an appointment.

AA_DC417_2_2_1 Kilbirnie Chapel, Lamlash Graveyard 26 June 2000

AA/DC417/2/2/1 – Kilbirnie Chapel, Lamlash Graveyard (20 June 2000)

AA_DC417_3_3_11 Dunure Castle Doocot 16 February 1999

AA/DC417/3/3/11 – Photographs of the restoration of Dunure Castle, Ayr (16 February 1999)

AA_DC417_15_4_4_2 Newmilns Tower Restoration 28 September 1993

AA/DC417/15/4/4/2 Newmilns Tower Restoration (28 September 1993)

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Darvel Burgh

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.