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    Garnock Connections

    Connecting people and places within the Landscape


Happening Now




Our interpretation project is all about sharing the amazing stories of wildlife and history from across the Garnock Connections landscape. The first step in this project has been to reach out to the communities of the area. We want to know all about the sights, sounds, and places within the Garnock Connections landscape that matter to you. Where do you like to walk in the landscape? What wildlife do you enjoy seeing around? Whose stories mean the most to you? We'd love for you to get in touch if you have answers to any of these questions.

So far, we have been working with Icecream Architecture to develop a digital archive and heritage trails app, titled Places That We Know. Both are already full of information about the local landscape, along with some local favourite walking and cycling trails. And if your favourite story or trail isn't there, you can simply add it and share with the world. 

We’ll also be running a series of events celebrating the unique mix of natural and cultural heritage that makes the Garnock Connections area so special.


Outputs achieved so far:

1 website

1 heritage trails app

1 digital archive

1 sense of place toolkit

Did you know?

The Nobel dynamite factory at Ardeer was once the largest explosives factory in the world. In its heyday it employed 13,000 people and had its own bank, travel agent, and dentist.

The photograph shows workers arriving at the factory being searched for matches (© North Ayrshire Libraries)

Project Location

Get Involved

There will be lots of ways to get involved with the Interpretation project over the next few years. We'll soon be running a range of outreach events. We'd love you to come along,  share your stories of the Garnock landscape with us, and tell us about those places that are special to you.

Contact Details

Simon McGrory

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07590 616 388

RSPB Lochwinnoch, Largs Rd
Lochwinnoch, PA12 4JF

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