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West Kilbride’s Community Craft Initiative wins lottery

The West Kilbride Community Council Initiative Limited (WKCIL) have a big reason to celebrate. Not only have their plans for converting the Barony Church into a cutting edge Craft Centre for local craftsmen to showcase their skill been met with approval from the Big Lottery committee, they have been awarded £870,560 in funds from the [...]

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Visit from MP Michael Russell opens doors for West Kilbride

Visit from MP Michael Russell opens doors for West Kilbride

A visit from Scottish Government Minister Michael Russell proved a windfall of interest and support for the West Kilbride Initiative Board. Mr. Russell, responsible for the departments of Culture, External Affairs and Constitution, had paid a visit to the Village Gallery, Craft Studios and Barony on Saturday, August 19th. He was particularly impressed by the work [...]

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Robert Simson, West Kilbride’s Favorite Son

Robert Simson, West Kilbride’s Favorite Son

In West Kilbride, there exists a breathtaking structure, one of the oldest residences in the town and surrounding areas. A beautiful mansion, dating back to the start of the second half of the 17th century, Kirktonhall House is the area’s premier historical point. It was the birthplace of famed mathematician Robert Simson, of whom there [...]

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The Museum of Ayrshire County Life & Costume

The Museum of Ayrshire County Life & Costume

Just down the coast, about 15 km from West Kilbride is a town called Kilwinning. Every town has a story, much like everyone has a tale to tell, and so does the former village of Dalgarven. Gathering up their history and what makes them individual and unique provides a way for them to show who they are to others who would take [...]

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