Littlestane Loch, was situated in the mid-Ayrshire clayland near Stanecastle, Irvine, North Ayrshire, Scotland. It is nowadays (2011) only visible as an area of permanent water in the Scottish Wildlife Trust Sourlie Nature Reserve. The loch was natural, sitting in a hollow created by glaciation. The loch waters outflow was via the Red Burn that […]
The new leisure centre will have: a 25m x 6 lane swimming pool, teaching/warm up pool with changing facilities and spectator seating A six court multi-use sports hall for all indoor sports Community facilities Fitness suite and multi-use studios Café The historic Town House Tourist information including local places of interest, heritage trails, festivals and […]
The statue by David Annand stands on Irvine Harbourside, where – in the years before the dredging of the Clyde led to the growth of Glasgow – carters plied their trade, transporting goods from sea-going ships for distribution throughout Ayrshire and the West of Scotland.
Historical background by Neil Stirrat Photo, from 1905/6/7: Capt. Walter Muir (on horse) inviting the Magistrates and Councillors or the Royal Burgh to the Moor to join the Carters in the Races, in the days before there was a Marymass Queen and entourage. Irvine owes its existence to the small piece of land that is […]
The ‘Vision for Irvine’ – a major new proposal to re-invigorate Irvine – moved one step closer this week. North Ayrshire Council’s Cabinet met this week to discuss the plans which could see the Rivergate Centre given an overhaul, the introduction of a new cinema and even the construction of a new pedestrian bridge.