North Ayrshire Heritage Trails

North Ayrshire Heritage Trails

North Ayrshire Heritage Trails

Kilwinning Abbey

North Ayrshire Heritage Trails

North Ayrshire Heritage Trails

Eglinton Castle

North Ayrshire Heritage Trails

North Ayrshire Heritage Trails

Robert Service Memorial Plaque

Kilwinning - Abbey and mercats

Buckreddan House; former maternity home

Buckreddan had several owners including Robert Kerr who lived there in 1889. He owned shipping and a rope making company in Glasgow. Buckreddan then became the property of Ayrshire County Council in 1928/29 and from then was part of the public health service for which the Council became responsible in 1929.

In 1948, it became part of the newly formed National Health Service. Buckreddan Maternity Hospital officially closed on 1st January, 1984, having in the meantime been the birthplace of many local residents.

Several people born there went on to become famous in their own field. This includes Ron Geesin who worked with Pink Floyd on their album Atom Heart Mother.

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Buckreddan House, former maternity home.

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