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Covenanters, Coal and Robert Burns

COVENANTERS The ancestral seat of the Gordons of Earlstoun stood a few miles north of St. John’s Town of Dalry in Kirkcudbrightshire. William, 3rd Gordon of Earlstoun, was banished in 1664 for supporting the Covenanting cause and some fifteen years … Continue reading

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350th Anniversary of Outing of the Ministers

NEW CUMNOCK, NEW PARISH, NEW KIRK, NO MINISTER! The ruins of the Auld Kirk at New Cumnock that sit on the castle hill adjacent to the site of Cumnock Castle, the ancient seat of the Barons of Cumnock, has many … Continue reading

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Ayrshire & Arran Tourism Strategy: Culture & Heritage

OFFERS AND OPPORTUNITIES 1. Culture and Heritage including Burns Ayrshire and Arran has a rich and diverse heritage that has many aspects of international renown, most obviously Burns. Although Burns is a key attractor for many tourists, there is much, … Continue reading

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Ayrshire and Arran Tourism Strategy

On 14th February, 2011, the Ayrshire Economic Partnership (AEP) made a commitment to work together to strengthen and develop the tourism sector in Ayrshire & Arran by supporting business growth, creating jobs and improving our communities. This Ayrshire & Arran … Continue reading

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