Publications For Sale

Our latest publication, available now, £6

Historic Mauchline


Containing: Ayr Jails by Jane Jamieson,
Killwinning Revisited by Margaret H. B. Sanderson
and A Bonnie Lass and the Heroine of a Nation by Petra Baillie


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The Society publishes monographs with an Ayrshire theme usually once/twice a year. These are paperbacks with an illustrated cover usually in colour. The following titles are available from bookshops or directly from –

Ian Holland, 41 East Park Road, Ayr, Ayrshire, KA8 9JF

Ian Holland,  email:

Prices per copy and include postage (UK—foreign orders will be charged at cost).
Please make cheques payable to:
Ayrshire Archaeological and Natural History Society’.



Other Publications

Various books of historical interest are available from Scottish Local History Forum –

For those interested in vintage lorries – 25 Years of the Ayrshire Road Run by Bill Reid.

‘Kilwinning at the Time of the Reformation and its first Minister William Kirkpatrick’ and ‘Kilwinning Revisited’, by Margaret H. B. Sanderson.

The first article was published in 1972, and the author wishes to say that some points made then have been overtaken by the advance of time! To download this, click the link below:

The second article has been published in our ‘Ayrshire Collections 2018′. This is available for sale (see above), and can also be downloaded from our Members’ Section. We omitted to include the full captions for the two illustrations, which we now reproduce here:


Cross Brae, Kilwinning, looking eastwards towards the Bridge; early 20th century
(Author’s collection; digital image, John M. Sanderson).


Plan of the town of Kilwinning, from the Eglinton estate Plan Book, prepared by the land surveyor John Ainslie, 1789 (Reproduced by kind permission of the Earl of Eglinton and Winton. Digital image, The National Records of Scotland: RHP 3/52, No 1)


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