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ONE OF MY FAVOURITES This one of my favourite places in Ayr to sit and pass some time with a good book. The building is the County Buildings originally the home of Ayrshire County Council and now the offices of … Continue reading

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Danserena

This building was originally the Ayr New Church. It was built in 1807-10 by David Hamilton to accommodate the overspill from the Auld Kirk. It was rebuilt in 1900. The gateway at the front is a 20th century addition. The … Continue reading

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The Two Brigs

      The Auld Brig in Ayr was built in the early 1400s. The new bridge seen framed in the arch is actually the second new bridge, the first one being washed away in floods in the 1870s. Something … Continue reading

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Savoy Park Hotel

The other day I had the pleasure of popping into the Savoy Park Hotel to have lunch to celebrate my brothers 70th birthday. During the lunch George asked me if I knew anything about the history of the building and … Continue reading

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The Newmarket

One of my favourite streets in Ayr has always been Newmarket Street. Over the years it has always had a nice mix of shops many of them independent and with Queens Court it as always a popular part of town … Continue reading

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Hello

This is my first post after debating for ages if I really wanted to start a blog or not. But I thought it was worth a go. I plan to write about my hometown of Ayr, some modern stuff to … Continue reading

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