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New Cumnock Swimming Pool : 1st Season

Following the recent opening of New Cumnock Town Hall renovated and refurbished¬† by the Great Steward of Scotland Dumfries House Trust, the Trust’s attention turns to New Cumnock Swimming Pool.¬† The pool has enjoyed a rejuvenated lease of life under … Continue reading

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Arthur Memorial Display

There’s a (fairly modern!) hymn that says, ‘The Church is not a building, the Church is not a steeple, the Church is not a resting place, the Church is people.’ Well, Arthur Memorial Church building, steeple and all have well … Continue reading

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Howatson of Craigdarroch

The headstone of Andrew Howatson of Craigdarroch and his family sits against the ruins of the Auld Kirk of New Cumnock in a place of note only a few yards from the lair of the Reverend Thomas Hunter, minister of … Continue reading

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John Paterson – Banker

One of the headstones that we have selected for the School Discovery trail is that of William Hunter. In 1860, the City of Glasgow Bank opened a branch at Pathhead with William as its agent – the first banker in … Continue reading

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New Cumnock Community Action Plan 2014-2019

Had a fantastic time at the New Cumnock Community Action Plan event in the Community Centre. What a tremendous turnout and great to see so many people taking an active interest and having their say in shaping our future.¬† Add … Continue reading

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