Ploughing Up Our Past

Ploughing Up Our Past Online

Cumnock History Group have researched the history of 422 farms in the neighbouring parishes of Old Cumnock, New Cumnock, Auchinleck and Ochiltree. Only 85 are still operating as farms.

This project is funded by the National Lottery Heritage fund and supported by the Coalfield Communities Landscape Partnership and East Ayrshire Council.

Below you will find links to view our findings.

Audio interviews

Audio files of interviews conducted in 2021 with older members of the farming community on their memories and experiences of farming in Ayrshire

Interview transcripts

Transcripts of interviews conducted in 2021 with older members of the farming community on their memories and experiences of farming in Ayrshire

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Cumnock History Group is researching the history of farms in Cumnock, Auchinleck, New Cumnock and Ochiltree with the support of Heritage Lottery Fund and Coalfield Communites Landscape Partnership. Each farm has its own post. This is added to as we find out more.

Image galleries

Images of the farming past of Ayrshire, Scotland.

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This project is funded by the National Lottery Heritage fund and supported by the Coalfield Communities Landscape Partnership and East Ayrshire Council.

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