Getting Alongside Communities – Cumnock, East Ayrshire

A bit about Cumnock

People have settled in and around these parts of Ayrshire for over 5,000 years. Cumnock first became a Burgh in 1509, establishing the town’s right to weekly markets and Fair Days. Although Cumnock was initially a market town, it also became well known for its mining heritage, and for being the home to James Keir Hardie, who was instrumental in the making of the Labour Party.

The area is well known for mining, but other industries such as pottery, manufacturing, snuff boxes, transport & haulage and weaving have all played a part in Cumnock’s history.

One fun fact you may not know is that Cumnock has produced a few well known footballers. These include Aberdeen star Archie Glen, Scottish Internationalist Eric Caldow, football manager George Burley and George’s nephew, Celtic star Craig Burley.

Map Cumnock

What’s been happening?

What’s been happening?

We’ve been in Cumnock since June 2015. Since we started working in the area lots has been happening. There has been a high level of community engagement; several community litter picks organised by local people; the launch of Cumnock’s Community Action Plan, the creation of a SCIO dedicated to Cumnock Action Plan and much more

How can you get involved?

Please get in touch, as we’re keen to get to know the wider community. You might like to tell us about changes you’d like to bring about, or if you represent a group or organisation, how we could work together. You could also check out the Cumnock Action Plan website, and speak to the group behind so much of the activity.

Gordon McLean PIP

Get in touch:
Gordon McLean
Email: gordon@corra.scot

@Cumnock_plan
cumnockactionplan

The People in Place programme currently works alongside 9 communities in Scotland

Blacklands

Buckhaven

Carbrain

Castlehill

Cumnock

Dunterlie

Fernhill

Langlees

Methil

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