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Railton, John J.

The Old High Kirk of Kilmarnock: The origin and the building of its Chapel of Ease, its management and its ministers etc. 1739 - 1939.




Ramsay, D. S.

Biographical Sketches of some Ayrshire people of the last and present centuries

1883 and 1893


Reader, W. J.

Imperial Chemical Industries: a history Vol. 1: The forerunners 1870 - 1926.




Reader, W. J.

Macadam: The McAdam Family and the Turnpike Roads 1798-1861.



Rees, Rev. D. D.

Souvenir of Ardrossan Parish




Reid, Donald L.

Robert Burns' Valley of Doon: An Ayrshire Journey Down Memory Lane

Beith 2005

ISBN 0 9522720 2 4; 112 pages, illustrated; price £11.00 post free in UK only (postage to Europe £3.50, USA, Canada, and Australia £5.00). Available from the author at 7 Manuel Avenue, Beith, Ayrshire, Scotland KA15 1BJ, United Kingdom.

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Reid, Donald L.

The Beith Supplement: The Story of Beith's Newspaper.


Reid a review of this book.


Reid, Donald L.

Yesterday's Patna & the Lost Villages of Doon Valley

Beith, 2005

84 pages; illustrated.
Price £9.99. Post & packing: UK, £1.50; Europe, £2.00; USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, £3.00; elsewhere please enquire.
Available from Donald Reid, 7 Manuel Avenue, Beith, KA15 1BJ, Scotland, U.K.

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Reid, Rev, Henry ed.

Poems for the period.


Reid was minister of the West United Presbyterian Church, Irvine.


Retter, Janet

Drongan: The Story of a Mining Village



Richards, G. A.

A check-list of the birds of Ayrshire.



Richardson, David L.

Kilmarnock Glenfield Ramblers Society, Centenary Annals, 1884-1984




Richey, J. E. et al

The geology of North Ayrshire. Memoirs of the Geological Survey, Scotland.


HMSO. Illustrated, maps.


Robertson, George

A genealogical account of the principal families in Ayrshire more particularly in Cunninghame. Vol. 1.



Robertson, George

A genealogical account of the principal families in Ayrshire more particularly in Kyle and Cunninghame. Vol. 2.



Robertson, George

Rural Recollections


With an index of "Improvers, or successful cultivators".


Robertson, George

Topographical description of Ayrshire; more particularly of Cunninghame: together with a genealogical account of the principal families in the bailiwick.




Robertson, William

Auld Ayr. A Study in Disappearing Men and Manners



Robertson, William

Ayrshire, Its History and Historic Families. Vol.1


Vol. 1 includes Col. Fullarton of Fullarton's "General View of the Agriculture of the County of Ayr, with observations on the means of its improvement".


Robertson, William

Ayrshire, Its History and Historic Families. Vol.2


Kennedys of Cassillis and Culzean; Montgomeries of Eglinton; Boyles of Kelburn; Portland; Bute; Loudoun; Dalrymples of Stair; Glencairn; Boyds of Kilmarnock; Cochranes of Dundonald; Hamilton, Lord Bargany; Fergusson of Kilkerran.


Robertson, William

Historical Ayrshire, being a collection of historical works treating of the county of Ayr. 2 vols.

1 1891; 2 1894


Robertson, William

Historical Tales and Legends of Ayrshire


There is also a facsimile reprint, 1977.


Robertson, William

Old Ayrshire Days.


Robertson, William

The Lords of Cunninghame.



Robertson, William Bruce

Garnered fruit: Passages from sermons and addresses delivered by Robertson of Irvine and selected by Arthur Guthrie.


Robertson was minister of the United Secession Church (afterwards Trinity) Irvine from 1843 to 1878.


Ronald, Rev. John

History of the Cairns United Free Church, Stewarton.


Illustrated. Written at the request of the Session on the 150th Anniversary of the opening of the First Church.


Rowan, David

Memorials of Ochiltree and neighbourhood: In a letter to a friend.


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