January 5, 1906
In a report on the Buddon Camp, it is stated that Gunner John
Inglis, a two-year recruit of the Ardrossan Company of Garrison
Artillery, firing a 4.7 quick-firing gun, scored 13 hits out of 15
rounds in three minutes, 41 secs.
Members of Ardrossan Company of Garrison Artillery attended the
funerals of two members – Robert Gibson Smith, Windmill Street,
Saltcoats, who was accidentally killed near the engine sheds,
Ardrossan, and James Roxburgh, Ardrossan who died of pneumonia.
On New Year’s morning Ardrossan BWTA gave a free breakfast for 300
juveniles in the assembly hall, and in the afternoon entertained
about 200 adults to tea.The scholars of Kersland Barony
School, Dalry, under the direction of Mr Deans, headmaster, and Mr
Gibson, drill instructor, gave a most enjoyable entertainment on two
evenings last week.
The "Miserable Twelve" (some of them had got married since their last
annual meeting) had supper in Miss Duffield’s Rooms, Kilbirnie on
Tuesday night. Mr Hamilton Glen presided over a jolly company.
Mr John Hood, shoemaker, Bridge Street, Kilbirnie, slipped on the frosty
ground on coming out of his workshop on Saturday night and broke his
Among those who provided the juvenile Templars’ entertainment at
Kilbirnie on Thursday night were Kate McIntyre, Janet Shaw, May
McMillan, Annie Morrison, Mary Boyd, Jeanie Thomson, Maggie Purdie,
Maggie Thomson and Effie Park.
January 12, 1906
The General Election campaigns in the Ayrshire constituencies are in
full swing and the meetings are being well attended.
Rain fell in Saltcoats on 155 days during the past year and the total
fall was 36.41 inches.
The barque Ailsa, which was a frequent visitor to Ardrossan Harbour has
been lost. All hands were saved.
An addition to Winton School, Ardrossan, consisting of a large room
which, in two sections, provides for 60 pupils in each, and a small room
was opened on Tuesday morning by Dr WR Boyle, convener.
The death is announced of Mr John Hamilton, who had charge of the
Saltcoats branch shop of the Stevenston Co-op Society.
Mr Henry Gracie, who has been on the staff of Mr J Morrison, baker,
Stevenston, for over 20 years, is leaving to take charge of a bakery in
Miss Stewart, teacher at Lylestone Infant School, has been promoted to
the staff of Eglinton District School, Kilwinning, in room of Miss
Dalry School Board have appointed Miss Ada Campbell, Patna, to the staff
of Kerland Barony School.
Mr James Muir, late of West Kilbride, has died in Auckland, New Zealand.
He at one time carried on the drapery business in Main Street, West
Kilbride, formerly belonging to the late Mr Robert Gemmell.
January 19, 1906
Mr Hugh McCulloch presided at the annual dinner of the Glasgow Arran
Society in the Windsor Hotel, Glasgow. The speakers also included: - Mr
CS Douglas, Captain Charles Murchie, Ardrossan, Nr Donald Currie jr, Mr
Islay Kerr, Capt James McCulloch, Mr William McKinnon, Mr Charles
Hamilton, Mr AP Davidson, FEJI, and Mr A McMillan, Reference was made to
the fact that the Society had no lady members and the society said he
knew authoritatively that, if the society decided to admit ladies, Lady
Mary Hamilton would be pleased to become the first member. This
announcement was received with applause.
Mr James Carson has been transferred from Campbelltown to the Bank of
A social gathering was held in Whiting Bay Established Church in
connection with the introduction of the Rev Mr Gillies, MA, in that
At the annual soiree of Shiskine Total Abstinence Society the singers
were:- Messers Wm Stewart, DS Bannatyne, Archibald McKenzie, James
Moffat and Alex James, and Misses Mary Bannatyne, Bessie McAllister, and
Dora Rutherford. Mr James Morton gave selections on his gramophone.
The death is announced of Mr James Stewart, railway guard, who was
senior elder in New Ardrossan Parish Church.
In the report of the Saturday evening concert at Kilbirnie it is stated:
"All the artistes were appreciated save the comedian: but he was
passable and did not receive fair play at the hands of a section of the
January 26, 1906
The general Election continues to run in favour of the Liberals. The
returns up to date are: - Liberal, 338; labour, 43; Nationals, 81 and
Unionists, 140. In Ayrshire two of the constituencies that have polled,
Kilmarnock Burghs and South Ayrshire, have shown sweeping Liberal gains,
and the Unionist has been returned for Ayr Burghs with a narrow
majority. North Ayrshire polls today.
Shepherdry in Saltcoats had a record year in 1905. There was a record
gain in the year’s working of £267 and an increase in membership of 64.
The Lodge has 734 members.
At Saltcoats "Literary" Burns Supper, "The Immortal Memory" and proposed
by Mr William M Miller. Mr John Miller presided and other speakers were
Mr McCulley, Mr Sam Noble, Mr King, Mr John M Orr, Mr J McMurtrie, Mr
Dugald Campbell, Mr J Gammie, Mr John Pringle, Mr Bowman, Mr Robert
Campbell and Mr Barclay.
The following Kilwinning pupils of Mr S Stewart Scott have made
excellent passes in the Trinity College of Music, London, examination:-
Miss Sarah Glen, Main Street, Master Charlie Hendrie, Meadowbank; and
Master Robert Peacock, Underwood.
A dividend of 3/2d per £ has been allocated by Kilbirnie Co-op Society.
Mr William Henderson, president has been voted £10 in recognition of
long and faithful service.
The Rev A McLean, Lochranza, at a gathering in the schoolroom, received
presentations on the occasion of his departure for Contin.