Ayrshire Working Lives

The Ayrshire Libraries Forumís Working Lives website pulls together images of industrial, commercial and agricultural heritage in the county, opening up our rich and varied past to a world wide audience.

The site contains more than 400 images selected from the collections of the three public library authorities, East Ayrshire Arts and Museums, the SAC (Scottish Agricultural College) at Auchincruive and Ayrshire Archives. These pictures help illustrate the story of working life in Ayrshire through the modern age. Some images may evoke memories, some may serve as a source of enlightenment, and some may just leave the visitor with a sense of awe!

Topics include fishing, agriculture, building and transport and each image is complete with captions. There is also background history to help the casual or professional researcher.

If you are able to contribute further information about any of the images, please complete a Can you help? form available in each image record.