The Ayrshire CollectionAuthor: Alistair Keddie and Frank Beattie
This is the first book of colour photographs to cover Ayrshire. There are 110 full-colour views of the county, ranging from Largs in the north to Ballantrae in the south, and from Ayr in the west to Muirkirk in the east. All of Ayrshire's most prominent and well-known places are included along with stunning landscapes, coastal scenes and natural features. The towns and villages include Ayr, Kilmarnock, Fenwick, Kilmaurs, Largs, Portencross, Ardrossan, Dalry, Kilwinning, Irvine, Cumnock, Catrine, Stair, Troon, Girvan, Maybole, Straiton, Lendalfoot, Dailly, Ballantrae and Barr. Among the well-known buildings and structures are Culzean Castle, the Dick Institute, the M77, the Pencil, Kilwinning Abbey, the Ship Inn, Prestwick Airport. Royal Troon golf course, Burns Cottage, Wellington Square, the Auld Brig, St John's Tower, the Brig O' Doon, Auchinleck House, Wallace's cave, Stair Bridge, Ballochmyle Viaduct, Crossraguel Abbey, Electric Brae and Turnberry Hotel. The beautiful natural features of the county are not forgotten and readers will delight at the Firth of Clyde and the Cumbraes, Arran, the Clea Burn, the Three Sisters, Eaglesham Moor, Heads of Ayr, Stinchar Falls, Loch Doon and Loch Dornal. There are also special studies of Ailsa Craig and Ayr Racecourse on Gold Cup day.
Alistair Keddie is trained artist with an honours degree in fine art from the prestigious Glasgow School of Art. Frank Beattie is a well-known local historian who has written many books on Ayrshire.