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|Address||Penny Brass ,The Hideaway, Brodick, Isle of Arran KA27 8AJ
|Phone:||08440 504 504 or 01770 302303|
|Fax:||08440 504 514|
|Web Site / Email||Arran Hideaways|
|Comments||Arran Hideaways - Penny launched Arran Hideaways in 1998 and the business grew very quickly. Penny is committed to providing a customer friendly service for both holiday guests and property owners whilst trying to maintain a happy working environment for the staff and housekeepers. “A tall order and we don’t always get it right but we do try to listen and learn – there’s never a dull moment in our office!”|
|Name||Ayrshire Chamber Tourism Forum|
11 Yorke Road, troon KA10 6EW.
|Web Site / Email||Tourism Forum|
|Comments||The Ayrshire Chamber Tourism Forum (formerly the Ayrshire and Arran Tourism Forum) is a voluntary industry-led partnership organisation whose main objective is to develop the area's tourism offering so that VisitScotland and other businesses may have a more attractive product to market.|
|Name||Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce & Industry|
|Address||Suite 1005, Glasgow
Prestwick International Airport, Prestwick, KA9 2PL.
|Web Site / Email||ACCI|
|Comments||Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce & Industry has been in existence for over fifty years and has served the business community with distinction. Today the Ayrshire Chamber is recognised as the leading organisation representin the business Community in the whole of Ayrshire. We provide assistance to business by offering an expanding range of business support and business generating services.|
|Web Site / Email||Ayrshire Roots|
|Comments||Local and family history site. Historical details and old maps on Ayrshire towns. Old and new views. Large database and many descendant trees on Ayrshire families and surnames. A How-To section for those starting out together with large reference and records sections.|
|Address||Ian and Ann Relf Blackwaterfoot Lodge Isle of Arran
|Web Site / Email||Blackwaterfoot Lodge|
|Comments||The building is late Victorian; the hotel is warm and welcoming. Pets by arrangement. Open from Easter until the end of September A self catering cottage in the hotel grounds features a lounge/diner, a shower room and two bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other with twin beds. Please contact us for further details.|
|Name||Mr Bill Davidson|
|Web Site / Email||Davidson|
|Comments||Large selection of Surnames - search your Ayrshire ancestors.|
|Name||Douglas Heritage Museum Society|
|Address||Bells Wynd, Douglas,
Lanark, ML11 0QH.
|Comments||The Douglas Heritage Museum is housed in the former St Sophias Chapel and is one of the most interesting buildings in the village (circa 1700). This museum reflects the life and heritage of Douglas. Trustee: Jim Fleming Newmains Farm Douglas Lanarkshire. Open Easter to September Saturdays and Sundays 2pm - 5pm or by special arrangement.|
|Name||Dunaskin Open Air Museum|
|Address||Waterside, by Patna,
Ayrshire, KA6 7JF.
|Web Site / Email||Ayrshire Railway Preservation Group|
|Comments||Dunaskin Open Air Museum closed in June 2005. The site is still used and is now operated by the Ayrshire Railway Preservation Group (ARPG). All the Dunaskin material was auctioned off or handed to Museum trusts.|
Ballantrae, Ayrshire, Scotland, Ka26ojz.
|Web Site / Email||Ballantrae - Laggan
|Name||Hector Macdonald & Co|
|Address||Camera House, 56b Bank
Street, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, KA1-1ER.
|Web Site / Email||Camera House|
|Comments||We are a family run business offering friendly helpful advice on digital products and photographic equipment. Digital photo restoration is offered as one of the many services provided,printing on the latest Epson printers, we offer one of the highest quality of prints, up to 12x18 inch maximum print with Epson 100 year life.|
|Name||Iona Guest House|
|Address||27 St. Leonards Road,
AYR, KA7 2PS.
|Phone:||+44 (0)1292 269541|
|Fax:||+44 (0)1292 269541|
|Web Site / Email||Iona Guest House|
Iona Guest House
|Comments||We are a small Guesthouse. We have 1 Twin Room, 1 Double Room which are Ensuite, and 2 Single Rooms which are not. We are well placed for ease of access to both the Town, and the Countryside. You will be sure of a warm Scottish welcome.|
|Address||5 Prospect Avenue Glasnevin Dublin 9.
|Phone:||01 882 8006|
|Fax:||01 830 5345|
|Web Site / Email||IrishGen|
|Comments||Your complete guide to Irish Genealogy online.|
|Address||5 Prospect Avenue Glasnevin Dublin 9.
|Phone:||01 882 8006|
|Fax:||01 830 5345|
|Web Site / Email||Irish Genealogy Centre|
|Comments||Specialist genealogical and historical company, providing a range of services to those researching Irish ancestry.|
|Address||Brodick, Isle of
Arran, Scotland, KA 27 8AJ.
|Web Site / Email|
Co-ordinator, DAICE,, Airthrey Castle,, University of Stirlng, Stirling,
|Web Site / Email||Scottish Summer Schools|
Scottish Summer Schools
|Comments||Now in its twenty-seventh year, the University of Stirling's Summer School Programme caters for a wide range of interests. Over the years the courses have attracted thousands of participants wishing to experience the rich cultural heritage of Scotland. This year the programme focuses on various themes - Culture, Society & Natural Heritage and Music and Dance. At present dates are not yet finalised but will be shown here soon. In 2004/5 there were Summer courses on 'Discovering Scottish Castles'; 'Exploring Scotland's Historic Towns and Cities'; 'Scotland's Roads, Canals and Railways'; 'Charles Rennie Mackintosh - His Era, Architecture and Interior';and also 'Understand Scotland's History'. In addition there are various Scottish History, Music and Dance Courses available during July and August, further details are shown on the website.|
|Name||Maybole Community Website|
|Web Site / Email||Maybole Home Page|
|Comments||Home Page for Maybole, Capital of Carrick. All about the community and its history.|
|Name||Menzies Hotel Irvine|
|Address||46 Annick Road Irvine KA11 4LD
|Web Site / Email|| Menzies Hotel - site ***|
|Comments||The Menzies Hotel (formerly The Thistle Hotel) in Irvine set within large grounds stands just off the main A71 Irvine by-pass giving easy access to the main routes within Ayrshire and also to the Highland and Islands of Scotland. Glasgow Prestwick Airport is only a 10 minute drive away. Menzies Irvine has 128 bedrooms offering a high degree of comfort along with satellite TV and Internet connection. Menzies Irvine offers a 9 hole, par 3 practice golf course and a Hawaiian themed leisure pool. The Oasis bar Lounge and 2 restaurants are perfect for relaxing evenings serving good food and wines.|
102, Hoogeveen, The Netherlands, 7908 bM.
|Phone:||+31 521 596511|
|Fax:||+31 521 597332|
|Web Site / Email||The (Unofficial) Saltcoats Home Page - site
|Comments||Everything to do with Saltcoats that is available on-line e.g. images, web sites, useful links etc.|
|Name||Naked Eye Photograph Restoration|
|Address||16/2 West Terrace Brewery Close South Queensferry EH30 9LL
|Phone:||0131 331 3189|
|Web Site / Email||Naked Eye|
|Comments||Naked Eye is a company specialising in digital photo restoration and manipulation.We believe that reliability,personal service and appropriate advice are as important as a high quality finished photograph.|
|Name||North Ayrshire Museum|
Saltcoats, Scotland, KA21 5AA.
|Web Site / Email||North Ayrshire Museums - site |
North Ayrshire Museums
|Comments||Local history museum mainly covering the three towns of Ardrossan, Saltcoats and Stevenston.|
|Name||ROOTS Consulting Services (Scotland)|
|Address||14 Croe Place,
KILMARNOCK, KA1 3QW.
|Web Site / Email||ROOTS Consulting Services (Scotland)
|Comments||ROOTS is a small but fast growing family concern that specialise in all aspects of genealogical & family history research.|
|Name||Stair Organic Growers|
|Address||11 The Yetts Tarbolton KA5 5NT
|Web Site / Email||Stair Organic Growers|
|Comments||Organic fruits and vegetables - SOG are a family business based at Stair, who only use 100% organic products in growing, including organic seeds and compost.|
|Name||Stair Parish Church|
|Address||Stair Church, Stair,
Ayrshire, KA5 5HW.
|Web Site / Email||Stair Parish Church - site|
|Comments||Stair Parish Church short History and Cemetery headstone index and headstone inscriptions.|
|Name||Tamarind Bed and Breakfast|
|Address||24 Arran Avenue,
KILMARNOCK, KA3 1TP.
|Phone:||+44 (0)1563 571788|
|Web Site / Email||Tamarind - site|
|Comments||Tamarind is a large ranch style bungalow in a quiet residential area close to Kilmarnock's town centre. We offer comfort and style with that personal touch to make your stay with us an experience to remember. We also have an indoor pool which is heated in the summer months.|
|Address||50 Ottoline Drive,
Troon, Ayrshire, KA10 7AW.
|Phone:||00 44 (0)1292 313312|
|Fax:||00 44 (0)1292 319007|
|Web Site / Email||The Cherries - site
|Comments||beautiful quiet family home backing on to golf course. Near award - winning beach, various restaurants, 8 golf courses and 15 min drive to library records dept. A half hour to Glasgow one and a half to Edinburgh.|
|Name||The Shore bed and breakfast|
|Address||Shore Road, Lamlash,
Isle of Arran, Scotland, KA27 8JY.
|Web Site / Email||The Shore - site|
The Shore b. and b.
|Comments||The Shore is a 4 star guest house on the sea front in Lamlash, Isle of Arran. We are keen amateur genealogists with a good working knowledge of the island and its history.|
|Name||Three Towners Site|
|Web Site / Email||Three Towners - site |
|Comments||Historical facts and details of people and events in the three towns of Stevenston, Saltcoats and Ardrossan. Site Administrator - Hugh McCallum|
|Name||Visit Scotland - Ayrshire & Arran|
|Address||15 Skye Road,
Prestwick, (written & telephone enquiries only), KA9
|Web Site / Email||Visit Scotland - Ayrshire and Arran|
Ayrshire and Arran
|Name||Woodcroft Cottages and Apartments|
|Address||Mrs Anne Hardie
Woodcroft Cottages & Apartments 23 Midton Road Ayr KA7 2SF
|Web Site / Email||Woodcroft Cottages and Apartments|
|Comments||If you are a traveller seeking a superior self catering holiday experience in Scotland, look no further than Woodcroft Cottages. Escape and enjoy the freedom of a self catering holiday in one of our high quality cottages in Ayr & Prestwick.
Woodcroft self catering cottages are unique and graded by Visit Scotland annually, but all share the same trademarks of charm, warmth, style and, most of all, attention to the detail needed for visitors staying from two days to weeks or more.
Each Ayrshire property is in a quiet location with private parking; most have enclosed walled gardens. They also have self-catering apartments at Holyrood in Edinburgh - see Woodcroft Apartments
The Woodcroft Cottages in Ayrshire are just a five minute walk from the beach where you can enjoy walking along a stunning coast line. They are also only minutes away from the bustle of a lively town centre with absolutely everything - shops, theatre, pubs, discos and excellent foodie places that cater for all tastes and budgets. Woodcroft Cottages quality self catering holiday cottages and apartments are ideally situated for exploring Burns Country, golfing on world famous Links Golf Courses, or simply enjoying the stunning coastline. Prestwick airport is 10 minutes away by train and Glasgow airport is only one hour away. Edinburgh is a 2 hour journey and offers a wonderful day out
|Name||Woodside Farmhouse bed and breakfast|
Coylton, by Ayr, KA6 6HQ.
|Web Site / Email|| Woodside Farmhouse - site|
|Comments||Woodside Farmhouse offers informal and friendly hospitality. 10mins from Ayr Town Centre yet completely rural. Large ensuite bedrooms and a cooked breakfast. We look forward to meeting you. Prices from £17.00|