This poster celebrates the connection between Irvine and one of the largest publishing houses on the planet, Macmillan. Alexander, born in Irvine in 1818, co-founded this global business in London with his brother Daniel (who was the grandfather of British Prime Minister, Harold Macmillan) in 1843. Among their famous books, you can find 'Westward Ho!', 'Tom Brown's School Days' and the works of Lewis Carroll, Alfred Tennyson, Thomas Hardy and Rudyard Kipling.
Promoting noteworthy people to have been born in Irvine, Scotland, is one of 7 projects which form Clyde Imagineering Volunteer Group's 'rising tide' programme for this Royal and ancient Scottish Burgh. 'clyde by your side', CIVG's community support team, are currently working with National and local partners on a series of projects with which to gain greater recognition for Irvine's daughters and sons (locally, nationally and internationally).