Old Photograph Parish Church Irvine Scotland

Old photograph of the Parish Church in Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland. The church built in 1774 by David Muir, is the third to occupy the site. A large classical building with round-headed windows lighting the gallery. The clock in the 6 stage octagonal steeple was presented by Irvine Volunteers in 1803. The stained glass windows are a fine example of Keir brothers work.

Tour Scotland video of old photographs of Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland. Irvine is an ancient settlement, in medieval times a royal burgh, and now a new town on the coast of the Firth of Clyde in North Ayrshire. The town was once a haunt of Robert Burns, after whom two streets in the town are named: Burns Street and Burns Crescent. He is known to have worked in a flax mill on the Glasgow Vennel. Despite being classed as a new town, Irvine has had a long history stretching back many centuries and was classed as a Royal Burgh. There are also conflicting rumours that Mary, Queen of Scots stayed here. The harbour has a long history and once was one of the most prominent ports in Scotland after Glasgow. I hope these might be of interest to folks with Scottish Ancestry or Roots in Scotland.

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