Irvine Memories

Read and share memories of Irvine

A couple at a laptop


This amazing community has grown around our invitation to 'Share Your Memories'.

So far you've shared 74,677 memories of 7,341 towns & villages, right across the UK!

So many of these are filled with extraordinary, irreplaceable detail that will now be preserved. Please keep them coming!

This week's Places

Here are some of the places people are talking about in our Share Your Memories community this week:

...and hundreds more! Enjoy browsing more recent contributions now.

Add a Memory

It's easy to add your own memories and reconnect with your shared local history. Search for your favourite places and look for the Add Your Memory links to begin.

Tips & Ideas

Not sure what to write? It's easy - just think of an important place in your life and ask yourself:

  • How does it feature in your personal history?
  • What are your best memories of this place?
  • How has it changed over the years?
  • How does it feel, seeing these places again?
  • Do you remember stories about the community, its history and people?


Join the thousands who receive our regular doses of warming nostalgia! Have our latest blog posts and archive news delivered directly to your inbox. Absolutely free. Unsubscribe anytime.

My 3rd Great Grandparents lived at 23 Seagate, Irvine in the late 1800s. Their surname was Burns.

I was resident there from birth 1945 until adoption 18 months later. The matron was Miss Logan.

I was Head Girl at Irvine Royal for the last two years of my education. I was a Kilwinning girl and attended from 1969-1972. Living through the 3 day week and walking daily from Kilwinning to Irvine wasn't much fun! But I loved school there so nothing was a problem.My favourite teachers were Willie Stewart and Willie MCIllvaney. (...Read full memory)

I work in the Moor nursery in Irvine for a year I can never find any pictures or information on it . Would be good to see any pictures I think it was around 19 69 Jacquelyn Mclatchie nee Biggar

My great great grandparents lived in that wee hoose. His name was John Morrison and he and his wife had three sons who fell in the same week in September 1915, Joseph, Hugh and Robert. Another son was wounded in the same week. I have no idea why or when the family moved and this is the first photograph I have seen of the (...Read full memory)

I attended this school for almost 6 years. and at the time it was the Old Building which was part of two buildings, the other part being The Annex on Kilwinning road.(now demolished). At first we walked the path between the schools over the Moor but then after the New Town was built we had to use the new footbridge. We'd (...Read full memory)

My last entry was quite some time ago when I invited anyone interested to contact me on an EMail address which is no longer available. If anyone has attempted to contact me and (regrettably) has not received a reply I apologise and I would welcome hearing from any of the Irvinite's whose company I enjoyed 'a them years ago - the new and current EMail address is "". Ian

I cannot trace my grand father's birth. The second child registered as born at 2 Armour Street, Riccarton, Kilmarnock (now demolished). Can anyone supply me with an old photo of the area?

I was born and lived at the big building No 33 Seagate, it was a great street to grow up in. Outside the close was a gas lamp where we children played around. This wee house was for a long time empty then a family called Frasers moved in, later it was taken over by Wullie Findlay who was famous for his kilt making, he used to make (...Read full memory)

I well remember "Stasher" (Murray) the PE teacher and at the time I thought he was a real "sadist" but, on reflection, I have to thank him for instilling in me the fact that physical exercise is "nae bad thing". I also remember the excellent crafts teachers Mr. Robertson who taught metalwork right next door to (...Read full memory)