Articles of General Interest

 

Article title: (Click on title) Description:
A Short Walk Around Ayr TownA walk around Ayr Town looking at some of the historical sites of interest.
Ayrshire Rivers TrustReview of a talk about the Ayrshire Rivers Trust, by Peter Minting.
Bewick, Thomas - History and ExamplesWood Engravings by Thomas Bewick with a note about him by John Rayner.
Burns, Robert poem - Captain Groses PeregrinationsBurns wrote this poem after the death of Francis Grose, the man who inspired Tam OShanter.
Burns, Robert poem - Death and Dr.HornbookAn extensively annotated copy of this poem linking The Bachelors Club, Tarbolton and a great story!
Burns, Robert poem - HalloweenAn extensively annotated copy of this fascination poem that illustrates the old folklore of Halloween.
Burns, Robert poem - John BarleycornAn extensively annotated copy of Burns version of this ancient folklore tale.
Burns, Robert poem - Tam OShanterAn extensively annotated copy of Burns famous ghost story.
Development of Stained GlassA short essay on the development of Stained Glass.
Engraving and LithographyA brief description of these techniques with examples.
Engravings of Turnberry CastleA selection of beatiful engravings of the site of the castle.
Geology of AyrshireA Simplfied Geology of Ayrshire
Geology of Ayrshire TourOn the Ayrshire Trail - The Geology of Ayrshire Tour.
Goldsmith, Oliver poem - The Deserted VillageThis poem is included because of Robert Burns quotation from it at the start of his poem Halloween.
Kirk on the CraigA small selection of photographs taken on Ailsa Craig by the Victorian photographer Charles Kirk. They form a small part of the book 'Kirk on the Craig'.
Mauchline WareA brief history and and general notes about collecting Mauchline ware.
Mercat Cross in AyrshireA look at the history of the Mercat Cross and photos of Cumnock and Prestwick crosses.
Motte and Bailey Castles in AyrshireA look at two of the old motte and bailey castles in Ayrshire.
NTS - A short historyA short history of the National Trust for Scotland extracted from 'For the Benefit of the Nation - the National Trust for Scotland: the first 70 years' by Douglas Bremner.
NTS - Acquisitions till 2000A list of the acquisitions of the National Trust for Scotland taken from 'For the Benefit of the Nation - the National Trust for Scotland: the first 70 years' by Douglas Bremner.
NTS - Important datesImportant dates during the early founding of the National Trust for Scotland copied from 'For the Benefit of the Nation - the National Trust for Scotland: the first 70 years' by Douglas Bremner.
Pre-Raphaelite MovementA short and simple article on the Pre-Raphaelite Movement who were linked to Penkill Castle.
StonemasonrySome insights into the work of the stonemason.

 


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