Castles and Mansions of Ayrshire,... Originally published
in 1885 in a limited edition of 200 copies, for the purpose
of presenting, in an accessible and attractive form, views of
the numerous beautiful inhabited Castles and Mansions which
Links O'Troon, The: A History of... Royal Troon Golf Club.
Parishes of Ardrossan and Stevenson.
in the Sun: Tom Watson and Jack... Nicklaus in the Battle
Magnificent Castle of Culzean and... the Kennedy Family.
Culzean castle on the Ayrshire coast is the most visited property
of the National Trust for Scotland. Built in the late 16th century
above a network of caves, the castle became a centre for smuggling
during the 18th century. Sir Thomas Kennedy, 9th Earl of Cassillis,
went on an extended grand tour in the 1750s and returned full
of ideas as to how to improve his vast estates and home. His
brother and heir commissioned Robert Adam to create his masterpiece
and became bankrupt as a result. The estate was rescued when
wealthy American cousins inherited it in 1792. Archibald Kennedy,
1st Marquess of Ailsa, completed the house and lavished money
on the property. Produced in association with the National Trust
for Scotland, this volume tells the whole history of the castle.
Michael Moss has carried out extensive research, drawing on
estate records, original plans and family correspondence to
create a major history of the castle and an account of the running
of a Scottish country estate.
A Historical Guide This work is a chronological history
of Ayrshire from prehistoric times to the 21st century, including
maps of the region. The region was inhabited from earliest times,
and many duns, cairns and barrows remain, in some of which important
Mesolithic and Iron Age artefacts have been found.
View of the Agriculture of the...
County of Ayr.
Past and Present (Past & Present S.).
Kilmarnock: Stories of a Town A book with thirty-seven fascinating
stories from Kilmarnock's proud history. Kilmarnock has much
to be proud of: the town's two Nobel Prize winners; world-class
companies such as Johnnie Walker; famous people such as broadcaster
Kirsty Wark and the miner turned politician, Andrew Fisher;
great inventors and engineers; the men who helped launch the
career of Robert Burns.
But like most towns there is a dark side to Kilmarnock. The
book covers notorious murders, ghosts and unexplained mysteries.
There is also a wealth of stories on a wide variety of other
subjects. Kilmarnock FC's glory year. The cobbler-artist John
Kelso Hunter. Kilmarnock's trams. The town's two great war heroes.
Kilmarnock 'worthies' and other great characters. The blitz
of Kilmarnock. And much, much more.
Memories of Robert Burns... Ayrshire.
Land O' Burns A guide for visitors to the land and places
associated with Robert Burns. The book follows the main periods
of the poet's life, and points out the main geographical features
of the area.
Coast The Ayrshire coast has it all. Magnificent scenery.
Golden beaches. Perennially popular seaside resorts. World-class
golf courses. Picturesque fishing villages. Outstanding visitor
attractions. And a long history full of dramatic stories, lore
and legend. Discover it all in the company of best selling local
author Dane Love, an acknowledged expert on the county. Illustrated
throughout by his detailed maps and line drawings, the book
will be an invaluable guide for the walker, cyclist or motorist.
Or for anyone who just wants to know more about a fascinating
part of Scotland.
To Tour Ayr and Kilmarnock