A Date for your diary.... Don't miss next years' Ballantrae Festival of Food & Drink. 13th and 14th June 2020


An advert was placed for a certificated female teacher for Ballochdowan School salary £35 with house and garden. Average attendance of school under 25.

Auchenflower house added to by James Miller for Hughes-Onslow.

1900 Ardstinchar Castle

1900 boats

1900 coastguard

1900 lifeboat


School introduces Secondary education


Ballantrae fishermen apply to the Board of Trade for permission to alter the course of the River Stinchar 1,570 yards to the south of its present position.


Schoolmaster at Auchenflower was John Fergusson


Davaar House built with sandstone from Arran

1904 Cart in Main Street


Balnowlart House built by Architect J Jerdan & son

1905 Coach at the Royal Hotel


1906 shellknowe


At Knockdolian, lady cyclist collides with 1 of 3 gentlemen cyclists coming in opposite direction rendering both unconscious for a time. Lady taken to Ballantrae and the gentleman to Girvan for treatment


Joseph Henderson renowned artist died at Kintyre (Foreland) on 17 July. Born in 1832
he was exhibited in Royal Scottish Academy Exhibition in 1891.

Postman Robert Cunningham was lost in the snow on Kilantringan Moor 28 December

29th December Steamer Deloraine was stranded a mile North of Ballantrae . Later a salvage gang are rescued by Ballantrae lifeboat under coxswain McWhirter aided by the dim moonlight when the salvage steamer Douglas was unable to take the men off due to the surf and had to seek refuge in Loch Ryan.


Carlock house was built

An Irish harvester named Hugh Gallagher of Donegal found dead on the rocks at Bennane after falling over the cliffs.

Glasgow Steamer Deloraine which had been stranded at Ballantrae since December 1908 was refloated in February and taken in tow to the Clyde.

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