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


River Stinchar burst banks again, motorists stuck in the water and pulled out by heavy Lorries. The late Girvan – Ballantrae bus was forced off the road by 4 feet of water and plunged over a banking. The 5 occupants trapped in the bus broke the windows and climbed on to the roof where they remained for over an hour before a farmer rescued them with a rope . One passenger lost her grip and fell into the water and the farmer had to dive in and save her .


Auchairne Estate sold by Earl of Inchcape by Public Roup in Kings Arms Hotel. Auchairne 16th Century House and grounds sold for £5,500 to Mr Hannah, solicitor, Ayr The 5 farms were sold privately to the tenants.


Ballantrae New Cemetery opened


In September Ballantrae resident Gib Templeton Jnr won best in show at Old Kirkpatrick with his Welsh corgi and best in section at Scottish Kennel Club show in Edinburgh


Pipe Band at Coronation.


War memorial repaired 13 Sept 1957 lost 14 ft off cross in storm

Local farmer Graeme McCulloch pumps water from the Stinchar to irrigate the early potato crop due to drought

1957 Fishing family

1957-60 Ballantrae Thistle

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