Cumnock is a town in the parish of Old Cumnock in Ayrshire, Scotland. Cumnock History Group aims to research the history of the area and its people and preserve its heritage for future generations.
Ploughing Up Our Past
Cumnock History Group has secured funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to research farms in Old Cumnock and its neighbouring parishes of Auchinleck, New Cumnock and Ochiltree with the support of the Coalfield Communities Landscape Partnership. We aim to record all farms including those which are no longer there. We will investigate farming life and changes. You can view our findings on the Ploughing Up Our Past blog
Make a gift to preserve Cumnock’s history
If you feel that you would like to donate a money gift to CHG to help us continue our research into the people and places of Cumnock
Monthly Meetings on Thursdays at 7:15 pm in the Barrhill Community Centre, Bank Avenue, Cumnock.
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Become a member
Membership to The Cumnock History Group is open to anyone with an interest in the history and heritage of Cumnock and its inhabitants.
Cumnock People & Places
Simple School Gala days were organised in the early 20th century and the first Cumnock Carnival was staged in 1946 as part of the Victory celebrations in Cumnock and was so successful that it became an annual event in June or July every year.
Cumnock Men & Women who served in WWI
CHG members Kay McMeekin and the late Bobby Grierson have researched many of these soldiers in the Cumnock Soldiers Blog which you can add your own information to.
The group emerged as a result of the Memory Bank workshops for Raising the Bar – the archaeological dig focused on the site of the old Tup Inn on Lugar Street earlier this year and run by Northlight Heritage