Lost Villages Book Launch

Memory, Mining and Heritage – Voices From Ayrshire Communities

On Friday 19th April we held our final event for the CCLP project ‘Life In The Lost Villages’ at the Boswell Centre in Auchinleck. The book launch for ‘Memory, Mining and Heritage – Voices From Ayrshire Communities’ was an evening that celebrated the social and cultural heritage of coal mining in Ayrshire. We were joined by ex-residents and their family members who had lived and worked in these communities as well as the elected members who had supported the project. Guests were treated to a live performance from traditional folk musician, Se├ín Gray and Scots language poet, Rab Wilson.

Attendees ready to celebrate the book launch of ‘Memory, Mining and Heritage – Voices From Ayrshire Communities’.
Depute Provost Claire Leitch (middle) joined book authors Dr Yvonne McFadden (left) and Professor Arthur McIvor (right)

The book was published by Carn Publishing and is available to purchase by clicking this link: Memory Mining and Heritage (carnpublishing.com)

Dane Love from Carn Publishing

We would like to give a big thank you to the team from the Auchinleck Community Development Initiative for hosting the event at the Boswell Centre and for providing the delicious catering. The Art Detox Group created these fantastic, book themed centrepieces for each table which made the evening feel extra special, thank you very much!