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Laigh Milton Viaduct Conservation Project

A film by Peter Longman chronicling the conservation work undertaken from its start in July 1995 up to the opening ceremony on 29 October 1996. This viaduct on the Kilmarnock & Troon Railway, believed to be the world’s oldest on a public railway, was the work of leading civil engineer William Jessop. The double-track, horse-operated […]


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Museum Re-opens

The museum has re-opened following the Covid-19 restrictions. Visitors area asked to wear masks, adopt 1 metre separation and follow any direction markings. Members of the public can visit independently or, if preferred, request a guided tour. More details on the home page.


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The Erskine Bridge

The building of the Erskine Road Bridge (1972). The film is available to view in the Moving Image Archive of the National Library of Scotland at https://movingimage.nls.uk/film/2208 National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive (21 mins).


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John Rennie and the Bell Rock Lighthouse

The credit for the design and erection of the Bell Rock Lighthouse has been generally attributed to Stevenson, not Rennie. In a paper prepared by Professor Roland Paxton from contemporary documents, he sheds new light on the relationship between Rennie and Stevenson. It suggests Rennie’s design changes and site superintendence were pivotal in the construction […]


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