East Ayrshire Archives

Burns Monument Centre, Kay Park Cottage, Kay Park
Kilmarnock KA3 7RU


Material held at Burns Monument Centre includes official records from the East Ayrshire burghs of Cumnock, Darvel, Galston, Kilmarnock, Newmilns and Greenholm and Stewarton, dating back to the 1600s. We have a significant collection of Church records from the Ayr and Irvine Presbyteries.

North Ayrshire Heritage Centre

Manse Street
Saltcoats KA21 5AA


The Heritage Centre, in Saltcoats, has an extensive genealogy section for those wishing to trace their Ayrshire ancestry.

South Ayrshire Archives

Carnegie Library, 12 Main Street
Ayr KA8 8EB


The Scottish and Local History Library is located on the first floor of the Carnegie Library in Ayr. The department houses a unique collection of books, pamphlets, directories, maps, plans, local newspapers and photographs.