Kilbirnie, The Palace Of Kilbirnie 1958

Memories of Kilbirnie

Ailsa Craig, From Kilbirnie Hills.

There stands the Craig, dark austere majestic, landmark to mariner, constant proud monastic. Lonely place viewed from afar, awesome place much to adore, volcanic rock in form and mode, midst jagged rocks the ...Read full memory

A memory of Kilbirnie by John Allan

Sing For Your Dinner

So many people recall how at Ladyland School we had to stand up and sing before school dinner. The song is still to this day an evergreen anthem worth mentioning. The song, which became ingrained in our memory was; "All ...Read full memory

A memory of Kilbirnie by John Allan

The Old Lamp Lighter Sanny Dillon.

The gas lamps in Station Road, Kilbirnie, were the responsibility of staff on duty at the High Station. This line went right through to Glasgow Central Station and of course it was the age of steam. Sanny ...Read full memory

A memory of Kilbirnie by John Allan

The Phantom Whistler.

My father told me only once about the 'phantom whistler'; apparently in the early hours of the morning someone walked about whistling, it was normally inspirational tunes like Onward Christian Soldiers or I know that my Redeemer liveth. Who was the Phantom Whistler?

A memory of Kilbirnie by John Allan
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