Carrick's Capital Facts, Fiction & Folks by James T.
Gray, Alloway Publishing, Ayr. First published 1972. Copyright ©
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and download chapters of this book for personal research purposes only. No other
distribution or use of this text is authorized. The story of this ancient Ayrshire town from its early beginnings in the
12th century through its growth and development until the nineteen sixties. A
fascinating record of the history of a town including a wealth of factual
information on its outstanding buildings (Maybole once had the distinction of
having two castles in its High Street), growth of industry etc., the book also
gives an insight into the life of the community and townsfolk themselves with
chapters on its famous characters and local lore, Robert Burns’ association
with Maybole and also a collection of poems and songs written to celebrate and
commemorate this fine old Scottish town.