Stevenston, Scotland
Books about Stevenston


Town trail
Stevenston 1837
Inhabitants 1837
WW1 Memorial

1819 Census
1822 Census
1836 Census
High Kirk Burials
Poor Relief

Mine Disaster
Cholera 1800s
Ardeer Square
Iron Works
Francis Love

Old Photographs

Local Football
Ardeer Thistle


Stevenston The Kernel of Cunninghame.
by James Clements. 1500 copies Published 1974. Burgh of Stevenston. Burgh Offices Stevenston.

Things that Befel in Ayrshire
by James Clements. copies ? Self Published Circa 1960s Printed by Alexander Gardner Ltd., 10 Lawn Street Paisley. A view on the labour side of politics

Old Stevenston
by R. & M. McSherry. ISBN No: 1 84033 042 2 Pictorial booklet old photographs (45) 1998 approx 6.50 Stenlake Publishing.

Bob Auld's Wee Book of Poems
. Circa 1966 Pen name of Robert Scott who was brought up in Schoolwell Street. Self published poems. They include: The Tar Biler Affair - Grace from Time - The Rabbie Burns - Kerlaw Woods - A Middlepart Scene - The Kerlaw Burn.

Miscellaneous Poems and Songs

By Francis Love. Weaver, Stevenston. Second Edition 1886 Published by the request of the brethren of the Thistle & Rose Lodge. Francis Love was born in Stevenston in 1781 and died there in 1860. He was famous in the West of Scotland particularly in Masonic circles.

The Lithuanians in Scotland: a personal view

by John Millar. 1998. Published by House of Lochar, Isle of Colonsay, Argyll, PA61 7YR . Price 13.99 plus postage. Paperback with 166 pages. "John Millar is a Scot born of parents who left Lithuania before the Great War to escape persecution and find employment in industrial central Scotland. Through a selection of reminiscences from members of the Lithuanian community in Scotland and his own detailed research he traces their struggle for survival in an alien world." [ John grew up in Stevenston ]

In addition
James Clements wrote saying:
Rev. Mr. Livingston who was minister at the Free Church from 1885 to 1901, published a small book of poems, as later did Mr. Matthew Anderson, who was a constable at Nobel's Works, Ardeer, around 1911, who penned epistles to the lassies of the factory. Our own Mr. James Sinclair, the well-known local entertainer, some years ago published a very commendable book of verse, the most of which have a local connection and well written in our own Lowland Scots. ('The Hikers', 'To Mr. James Morrison', 'Whit a Day', 'Kenneth Campbell, V.C.' and 'My Youngest'.)

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