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Working Voices

Here in Ayrshire we know we’ve a strong and fascinating maritime heritage from shipbuilding through to folk travelling ‘doon the watter’.

But we don’t have a real shared story of personal and community memories of living and working around maritime industries in the area.

So, we’re looking for folk to share a little time and a lot of stories for our new Working Voices oral history project.

We're already beginning to hear some amazing stories about our maritime heritage like the two below

If you have your own memories of the maritime industries, we'd love to hear from you.


Did you know?

View of the bow of "Lady Dorothy" having work carried out on her at the Ayrshire Dockyard Company's slipway in 1953. Irvine used to have  a thriving shipbuilding industry – can you remember it?

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Get Involved

If you worked in local (the Irvine, Ardeer, Ardrossan and Saltcoats areas) maritime or water-based industries – a shipyard, harbour, engineering firm or smithy for example – or have memories of community life around these industries, please get in touch.

Contact Details

Matthew Bellhouse Moran

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01294 278283

6 Gottries Road, Irvine, KA12 8QE

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