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Maybole, Carrick's Capital. Facts, Fiction & Folks by James T. Gray
The story of this ancient Ayrshire town from its early beginnings in the 12th century through its growth and development until the nineteen sixties.

Maybole Memories World War II is a 64 page book produced by Maybole Community Council as part of the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II. A whole series of events was organized in 2005 to celebrate with veterans of the war, to especially remember the efforts of those unsung heroes on the home front.
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Places of Interest about Maybole with Sketches of Persons of Interest by Rev. R. Lawson. Published 1891. Complete text and illustrations. Other books by Lawson to be put on line.

Maybole past and present by Rev. R. Lawson. Published 1885. Complete text and illustrations. Other books by Lawson to be put on line.

The Official Guide to Maybole. This little book was produced in the early 1910's and has many photographs of the town and shops of that time. Larger images of many photographs let you "look" into the windows of the shops. 

Historic Maybole: An excellent and scholarly new book about Maybole has just been published by Historic Scotland. There are many source references, images and illustrations in this work. This book surveys the areas of archaeological potential within Maybole but also make for a concise and authoritative review of its fascinating history.

MAYBOLE - A PICTORIAL HISTORY Copyright, 1982. Reprinted, 1991. Printed in Scotland by Walker & Connell Ltd., Hastings Square, Darvel, Ayrshire

Minishant is a bonnie wee place. Portrait of a Village by Henrietta and Hugh Douglas. Minishant is situated about two miles north of Maybole -a charming, straggling village in the lee of Brown Carrick Hill. It is too small to be marked on many maps and at first sight would appear to have little history.

This new book was published on 24 February, 2005. It has 18 chapters and is illustrated with 110 photographs and two maps. The story is told of Lethanhill/Burnfoothill; Benwhat; Corbie Craigs; Craigmark; Beoch; Kerse; Tongue Row and Cairntable.

John Lees & Co. Limited was a Maybole shoe factory employing 350 workers in 1928 at the time this fascinating 15 page booklet was published. The complex process of boot and shoemaking is illustrated with detailed photographs of the factory for each step of the process.


 Parish of Maybole.  Extracted from James Paterson"History of the Counties of Ayr and Wigton" Edinburgh 1864. First several chapters may be viewed here Contributed by Cooper Hay of Cooper Hay Rare Books. 

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Carrick, Ayrshire, monumental inscriptions pre 1855 .  Edited by Alison Mitchell. Published by The Scottish Genealogy Society 1997. Click here for the cumulative index to this book. 

A new book The 'Magnificent Castle' of Culzean and the Kennedy Family by Michael Moss, Research Professor of Archival Studies, University of Glasgow is now available for order. Publication date of this 288 page book was  October 2002.

.Historical Tales and Legends of Ayrshire By William Robertson Author of "The Kennedys : Kings of Carrick," etc., etc. London: Hamilton, Adams, & Co. Glasgow: Thomas D. Morrison 1889.

The Royal Coronation Pageant was held in Maybole on Saturday 30th May 1953. The booklet includes a short history of Maybole with illustrations and photos.

An excerpt covering that part of Ayrshire including Carrick from: Notes on the Way Through Ayrshire and the Land of Burn, Wallace, Henry the Minstrel, and Covenant Martyrs. By George McMichael. Transcribed by Dave Killicoat.

Maybole's website is featured in a new book by Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak. Honoring Our Ancestors is a collection of 50 "wonderful stories woven together in a way that celebrates history, heritage and family". The town of Maybole and the development of Maybole's website are one of the stories in this book.

A DESCRIPTION of CARRICT by Mr. ABERCRUMMIE, Minister at Minibole.

Mr. William Abercrummie, an Episcopal Minister of Maybole, wrote one of the earliest descriptions of the town and the Carrick region about 1696. Read the text as transcribed by Dave Killicoat.

God's Islanders, a History of the People of Gigha by Catherine Czerkawska, has just been published by Birlinn Ltd. It is a hardback, 300 pages, with some lovely old photographs, and may be of interest to family history researchers everywhere. Many people in the Carrick region have a Gigha family connection or have visited the island and been enchanted by it.

Jack Boyd Maybole solicitor Jack Boyd has been a member of Turnberry Golf Club since 1960 and has produced an illustrated history of the club. The book was originally conceived as a history of Turnberry Golf Club to cover its centenary years from 1902 to 2002. more

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