Cumnock Heritage Trail
During the Memory Bank session in the Baird Institute on 14 September 2013, members of the public were invited to come along and contribute memories of Cumnock. Around 60 people dropped in throughout the day and interest was sparked between members of the Cumnock Living Memory Group (CUMLIMEG) and several other members of the public to get together to form a new local history society. Out of these meetings, the Cumnock History Group was born. The group have had monthly meetings since November 2013 and now have over 50 members.
In the spring of 2014 the project team began working with the history group and other local folk to create a new heritage trail for Cumnock - selecting sites, deciding routes and conducting research. Copies of the resulting leaflet have been distributed to local libraries, museums and shops for visitors and local folk to enjoy.