Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Scottish Kirkyards

The Scottish kirkyard has been vastly underated as a place of historical importance,offering a wealth of information to the genealogist and local historian.
Dane Love,a teacher from Ayrshire will be giving a lecture on 'Kirkyards' at the Dumfries and Galloway Family History Society. This will be held on Wednesday 30 Sept at the Cumberland Street Day Centre,Dumfries.

Dane has written several books about Ayrshire,kirkyards,Jacobites and Covenanters. His list of publications can be viewed at


  1. When in Scotland last, I was disappointed to not be able to get into some of the kirks during the week. One in particular, St. Maurs-Glencairn Parish Church in the village of Kilmaurs...I believe in Ayshire. As a descendant of the Cunningham's, I was interested in getting photos of the inside of the Glencairn Aisle which is an addition on the backside of the church.

    Thanks for this post. I am going to check out Dane's book link.

  2. Hi Lindalee

    Any luck with obtaining a photo of the church or contacting Dane ?

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