Capt. Richard Brown speaks with Robert Burns,
aged 22, at Irvine Harbourside.
He was the first to suggest to Burns that he publish his work.
A major project by Irvine Burns Club, with the support
of the Heritage Lottery Fund, North Ayrshire Council, Irvine Bay Regeneration
and many others whose names will appear.
For the places - the Pilot House, the Blue
Billie, and 15 others,
and the people - William Henderson, David Sinclair, and 9 others
go to Places & People
for other resources, incl. the 1985 booklet, check Resources page
Irvine lies on the Ayrshire coast. A thriving port in the 1700s, it has a rich and fascinating heritage - being explored in the current project, by residents and school pupils alike.
- Fullarton Folk Reminisce", ed. Mae McEwan, 1985,
a 19 MB pdf file - Download
- notes by John Paterson
Irvine lifeboat - an article by Mae McEwan