Some 140 years ago, following the introduction of compulsory education in 1872, New Cumnock Public School was built. Today, the recently refurbished building is the magnificent new home of the pupils and staff of New Cumnock Primary School. The past shaping the future!
It was a pleasure to be greeted with such great enthusiasm for the project by teacher Alison Smith and to discuss the opportunities for our village’s future to help shape our past !
In the afternoon it was a trip to the Auld Kirkyard and to meet up with NCLG chair Ian Howat and East Ayrshire Council architect Jim Farrell to assess the way forward in preserving the Auld Kirk ruin and carrying out repairs to the identified headstones.
Thank you, Alison and Jim.