You might find the following website useful in your research into local or family history and heritage.

Cumnock Academy

For up to date information and history of the school:

New Cumnock Heritage

Celebrating our sister town New Cumnock’s place in Scotland. Packed with information on the New Cumnock Auld Kirk and Village Heritage Trail and the Auld Kirkyard Discovery, Minister's and Soldier's trails.

Further details can be found on our website at

East Ayrshire Family History Society

Interested in tracing your family history?
Why not join us and see if we can help you?
We have a variety of speakers at our monthly meetings on the 2nd Thursday of each month from September to May and hold workshops most other Thursdays. We are a friendly bunch, carrying out research for our members and usually engaged in some transcription project or other.

Further details can be found on our website at
Why not have a look and get in touch?

Ayrshire History

Ayrshire Working Lives

Burns Monument Centre

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Dane Love, local author and historian

Dumfries House

East Ayrshire Council

Future Museums South West Scotland

National Library of Scotland

National Library of Scotland - Maps of Scotland

New Cumnock Now and Then

Northlight Heritage

Scotlands Places

Scottish Cinema History

Scottish Covenanters Memorials Association

Scottish Mining