Picturing the Past: Photo Exhibition at Ayr’s Carnegie Library

  December 2015 – January 2016 The bygone days of the town and its people are celebrated in this exhibition of images from the library service’s photographic collection. Special features include Gray’s carpet factory and Daniel Wyllie’s chemical works. Carnegie Library, 12 Main Street, Ayr KA8 8EB The exhibition is on display in the Non-Fiction […]

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The history of Carnegie Library, Ayr

The burgh of Ayr has had a library for many years. The Ayr Library Society was founded in 1762, but it took until 1870 before Ayr ‘s first Public Library was established, inheriting the book stock of other local libraries to its collection. Like its predecessors, the Public Library was privately organised, and financed by subscription: […]

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Early images of Craigie College, Ayr

The Library at the Ayr Campus of the University of the West of Scotland has an archive of almost 900 photographs of Craigie College of Education staff and student activities. The pictures were taken between 1964 and 1978 and include shots of new student intakes, classroom and social situations, college theatrical productions and much more. […]

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