Bad luck for school children nowadays, no Wednesdays off for the cattle show! Reference CO3/10/7/72/1 Holmston School
Here’s a memo regarding maternity services by Professor James Hendry for International Day of the Midwife on Sunday. Reference CO3/8/8/48
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.
Can anyone guess where in Ayrshire this garden was? Reference AA/DC155
In honour of National Telephone Day here’s an example of how use of the telephone has changed. Accession 18/032
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.