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The history of the black gold of the Doon Valley

More than 60 members of the Arran Antiquarians met to hear Donald Reid speak to the group on The Last Miners of the Doon Valley, his latest book, .

Donald was born and educated in Dalmellington and lived in Beith for more than 20 years. He joined the Ayrshire Constabulary in 1967 and retired 32 years later as a superintendent, a subdivisional officer responsible for Glasgow City Centre.

He is past-president of the Barrmill Jolly Beggars Burns Club and Garnock Valley Round Table. He is a regular after-dinner speaker and was Beith and district correspondent for the Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald. He was Beith citizen of the year in 1994.

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