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The Castles and Mansions of Ayrshire

The 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 adorn Ayrshire.

Breezy Links O'Troon, The: A History of... Royal Troon Golf Club.

The Parishes of Ardrossan and Stevenson.

Crossraguel Abbey.

Duel in the Sun: Tom Watson and Jack... Nicklaus in the Battle of Turnberry.

The Magnificent Castle of Culzean

The 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.

Ayrshire A Historical Guide

Ayrshire: 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.

General View of the Agriculture of the... County of Ayr.

Ayr Past and Present (Past & Present S.).

Proud Kilmarnock Stories of a Town

Proud 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.

Mauchline Memories of Robert Burns... Ayrshire.

The Land Of Burns

The 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.

Ayrshire Coast

Ayrshire 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.

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