Growing up in Dalhanna Drive, New Cumnock the usual route to head down the town was by way of the shortcut in the spare ground
Stamp Brae or Stank Brae?
The main thoroughfare through the village of New Cumnock is known as Castle, named after Cumnock Castle, the ancient seat of the barons of Cumnock,
What’s in a name? Gatelochside
Gatelochside Burn and Gatelochside Bridge Modern day maps of the parish of New Cumnock show Gatelochside Burn running off the north face of The Knipe
Place-name: River Nith
Place-names of New Cumnock Nith: Welsh newydd ‘new, freshness’ The River Nith holds the unique distinction in Ayrshire of being the only major river that