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Antiquarians hear of work being done to research the history of Ardrossan Castle

Our knowledge of Ardrossan Castle is limited to a ruin on a mount glimpsed from the train window on leaving Ardrossan Town station, writes Norma Davidson.

A visit from three members of the Ardrossan Castle Heritage Society generated an audience of more than 60 Arran Antiquarians and visitors, who were very keen to learn more.

Pat, Martin and George, suitably attired in their heritage society shirts, respectively introduced the talk, outlined the history of the castle and spoke about the ruins of the old church on Castle Hill. Pat Breen, their chairman, explained that after a public meeting in Ardrossan Civic Centre, the group was formed to promote conservation work on the site and to address the lamentable lack of awareness by the local population and schools, in particular.

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