Stewarton & District Historical Society       

Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation   SC 011194.

Site updated  01-12-16



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Springwell Place 1860

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S.D.H.S.  Notice Board. 1st December, 2016

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The Stewarton & District Historical Society  is 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 museum which 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.

We organise 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.

E mail :  stewartonhistoricalsociety@hotmail.com


K- Kennox

SDHS Museum, Avenue Square, Stewarton



Next Committee Meeting

Tuesday 10th January  2017

7.00pm

Townhouse


L- Lindsay

The museum will close for the Christmas/New-year holiday on Thursday 22 Dec, 2016 at 4.00 pm.


It will  re-open on

Saturday 07 Jan 2017 at 10.00am.


We wish you all the best for the festive season.



Stewarton and District Historical Society.

December outing.

A bus has been arranged for members and guests to travel to Culzean castle  on Sunday 4th December 2016.


Contact Irene for details.

Alastair Barclay


Well known Stewartonian, Bonnet Guild member, good friend of the Historical society, and our history society “go to” man.  

He passed away, age 92, on 31st October.


He gave of his time, enthusiasm, great writing, filming and photographic talents to Stewarton his whole life, and will be sorely missed.