Stewarton & District Historical Society       

Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation   SC 011194.

Site updated   21st September 2016

Dunlop Street 1970D

Stewarton Viaduct 2008

Coat of Arms reproduced by permission  of  S.D.C.C.

Springwell Place 1860

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S.D.H.S.  Notice Board.  21st Sept 2016

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Who are we?

The Stewarton & District Historical Society is a group of enthusiastic volunteers who are mainly residents of Stewarton in East Ayrshire, Scotland.

We are all keen on keeping the  history of our local area alive and accessible to both local and wider world communities.


Office bearers Session   2015-16

  President : Gillian Barclay

Secretary:  Moira Harper

Treasurer : David McKie

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.

Hope to see you at our museum.

What are our main activities?

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.

The roads to Stewarton.

Museum opening hours.

 Tuesday morning     10.00am to 12.00pm

Thursday afternoon

2.00pm to 4.00pm

First Saturday of each month

10.00am to 12.00pm

( new)

(or by arrangement.)


Hope you all had a nice summer break. The museum is now back open for visitors.

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 two knitting machines are shown in the bottom left of the photograph below.

 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 let us know.

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Open Doors Days.

We would like to thank all the visitors who came to our museum over the open doors weekend.

                           The Pokemon competition winners                             were the Longstaff family, from                             Dunlop.

K- Kennox