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The History of Auchinleck - Village & Parish

Carn Publishing, 2015

Hardback 348 pp

Black and White Photographs and Maps

978 0 9567550 9 4


*2nd Extended Edition


The parish of Auchinleck has a long and interesting history, detailed in this book from prehistoric times to recent years. Here one will find accounts of the Auchinlecks of that Ilk and their feuds, of the arrival of the Boswells and their literary associations, of the Covenanters and their struggle for religious freedom, and many other aspects of local history. The arrival of the railway and the establishment of the ironworks at Lugar led to the present landscape. This book tells the story of the pits, of the rows at Lugar, Cronberry, Darnconner, Gasswater and Commondyke, as well as of the schools, churches, notable folk, industries—plus a whole host of other subjects. Residents of Auchinleck and Lugar, and exiles of the district, will find this book an indispensable guide to their parish.

This Second Edition has been much expanded and has been brought up to date.