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Ayrshire Notes 46 Autumn 2013

Ayrshire Notes 45 Spring 2013

Update concerning James McAdam of Waterhead here.

Largs to Brisbane Tragic Voyage of the Southern Cross

New article by David Hutchison

The Buildings of Scotland: Ayrshire and Arran

This is reviewed by Neil Dickson in Ayrshire Notes 45

New publication

from The History Press.

Announcement from publisher's here

Professor Tom Devine
The Highland and Lowland Clearances

Craigie Village Hall, Kilmarnock KA1 5LY
Tuesday 26th November at 7.30 p.m.

A quick guide to the site

What you will find in the main sections

Ayrshire Parish Map

Where the parishes are; and some basic facts and figures

 

 

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Ayrshire is a county on the west coast of Scotland, on the shores of the Firth of Clyde.  It has not been an administrative unit since 1975, when, under regionalisation, it became part of the Region of Strathclyde and was divided into four districts:  Cumnock and Doon Valley; Cunninghame; Kilmarnock and Loudoun; and Kyle and Carrick.  In 1996, under a further reorganisation of local government in Scotland, Strathclyde region and its Districts were swept away, and Ayrshire was divided into three districts: East Ayrshire, North Ayrshire, and South Ayrshire.

The subject matter of the Ayrshire History Web Site is the history of the county and its people, and the local history of its parishes, towns and villages..

 

A quick guide to the Ayrshire History site
About

Who started the site and when. Contact the site administrator. A Journal of additions to the site since March 2003, with the latest items at the top.

Articles

A list of the articles on the site. The term 'Article' covers anything from a couple of paragraphs to a several-thousand-word paper (often illustrated) on an Ayrshire History topic.

Bibliography

The bibliography is divided into four categories:

Ayrshire Bibliography    A general index of over 600 books about Ayrshire.

Ayrshire Notes  A list of the contents of recent volumes of this publication (to be extended to all volumes).  Some of the articles will be available on the Ayrshire History Web Site. Many editions are downloadable as pdfs.

AANHS monographs  A list of monographs published by the AANHS.

Yale Boswell Edition Publications

Links

The links are divided into four categories:

Ayrshire Links

Ayrshire Family History Societies and related sites

Scottish Links

Scottish Directories

Research Postings

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