The Stewarton & District Historical Societyis a group of enthusiastic volunteers who are mainly residents of Stewarton in East Ayrshire, Scotland. Our mission is to record and preserve the history of our local area and make it accessible to both the local and wider world communities.
We have developed a small one room museumwhich is housed on the first floor of the Town House in Avenue Square, Stewarton.
We hold regular presentations throughout the months, September to May.The presentations are wide ranging and include local history, Scottish history and general topics of interest.
Weorganise visits to historic houses / places once a year.
We assist, where possible, people doing research into their genealogy, if the family has links to Stewarton and District.
Ian’s pages .
Topics I,J.K and L have now been added to the A-Z Library.
Thanks for visiting our web site, have a nice day and a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Hoping to see you soon at our museum.
The roads to Stewarton’s Museum.
Normal Museum opening hours
Tuesday morning 10.00am to 12.00pm
Thursday afternoon 2.00pm to 4.00pm
First Saturday of the month
10.00am to 12.00pm
( or by arrangement. )
The society would like to thank Mr Brian Ashard, Managing Director of Robert MacKie and Sons, Stewarton, for the kind donation of a Bonnet stretching stool, two bonnet knitting machines, needles, a selection of bonnets, bonnet specification sheets and photographs of the bonnet making process.
The balaclava on the stretching stool was also kindly donated.
These can be seen in the museum.A similar balaclava was made by Robert MacKie and sons for Chris Bonnington on his famous climb of Mount Everest.
Stewarton Orchestra c:1870
If you recognise any of the players, or know of any relatives who were in the Stewarton orchestra, let us know.
John Lamberton, of Cocklebie Farm, is the young fiddler on the far left of the front row.