Cumnock History Group

About this Organisation

Founded in 2013, CHG researches and publishes historic material about Cumnock, its places, industry and people. Our website has 9 sections. Home & Events; People; Places; Industry; History; Publications; Galleries; Family History and Pennylands Camp 22 with over 1,000 articles, 200 publications and over 4,000 photos and films. We are also very active on Facebook were we have several pages including Cumnock History Group, Cumnock Family History, Pennylands Camp 22 and Old Cumnock.

We have researched over 200 Cumnock men and women who served in WWI and have developed a large Cumnock Family Tree, Cumnock Connection with over 20,500 names and are currently engaged on a Heritage Lottery funded research and oral history project about the Pennylands Camp 22: A WW2 Prisoner of War Camp located in the grounds of Dumfries House Estate between 1939 and 1959.

Annual membership is £10. Our monthly meetings are always busy and we always host a guest presentation. Past guests have included Dane Love, Dr James Begg, Charlotte Rostek, Ian McMurdo and many more. Meetings are held at 7pm on the 3rd Thursday of each month (except July and August) at Rothesay House Ceremony Suit, 1 Greenholm Road, Cumnock. Non-members welcome at a small fee.

Management Committee
Chair – Bobby Grierson
Vice-chair – Billy Anderson
Secretary – Kay McMeekin
Treasurer – David Riggans
Linda Laidlaw
Sadie McNair
Garry Savage

Facebook: Cumnock History Group

Organisation Type

Family History Society/Association/Group
Local History Society/Association/Group
Private Library or Archive


4 Gemmell Avenue
KA18 1EY
Entry last updated: April 25th, 2018

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