Do you want to learn about your local area, how people worked and lived in the past, or discover the history of your own house? Our archival records can be used for researching, explaining and learning about all of these topics and much more.
Our archives are the unique records of our local and national heritage and include minute books, estate papers, maps and photographs. They help us to understand our past and tell the story of our communities by preserving the memory of businesses, organisations and families for future generations.
The Burns Monument Centre holds a range of material specific to East Ayrshire, including official records from the East Ayrshire burghs of Newmilns and Greenholm, Cumnock, Darvel, Galston, Kilmarnock and Stewarton. Non-official records include documents from local businesses, groups, societies and estates such as Kilmarnock Burns Club, Kilmarnock Rugby Club, Cumnock Co-operative Society and many more. These records tell the fascinating story of many aspects of the history of this area.