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Andrew Gibson – Burns, Lapraik and the Irish Football Association

Howard Gibson from Victoria, Australia a descendant of Andrew Gibson ( surgeon in New Cumnock ) recently visited the Auld Kirkyard at New Cumnock and I had the pleasure of joining him in seeking out some of his ancestors family … Continue reading

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The Kirk’s Alarm and New Cumnock Connections

Robert Burns (1759 – 1796) In 1789 Robert Burns penned ‘The Kirk of Scotland’s Garland” or “The Kirk’s Alarm” as it is better known. Inspired by the reaction of a band of Ayrshire ministers set in their old ways (Auld … Continue reading

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School (trail) blazers

New Cumnock Primary School blazed a trail for other schools outwith the Kilmarnock area with a visit to the marvellous Burns Monument Centre (BMC). Heritage Services officer Ross McGregor said: “It’s the first time a school outside the Kilmarnock area … Continue reading

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Learning from Mauchline Burns Club

Andrew Bell and Ian Lyell of the Mauchline Burns Club were kind enough to invite Ian Howat (chair of New Cumnock Liaison Group) and Bobby Guthrie ( New Cumnock Auld Kirk and Village Heritage Trail project leader) to the Robert … Continue reading

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