History and Heritage

West Kilbride Museum

West Kilbride Museum depicts life in the Parish over the past 400 years, portraying the history, development & traditions of West Kilbride.

Portencross Castle

Portencross Castle is situated overlooking the Firth of Clyde near West Kilbride in Ayrshire. It is a scheduled ancient monument, a recognition of its national importance.

Clan Hunter of Hunterston

This website aims to provide a detailed factual history and also specialised information about the buildings, landscape, area and generalised details not found elsewhere.

Being West Kilbride

Being West Kilbirde is an active group on Facebook where residents post and discuss the anecdotal histories of West Kilbride and the surrounding areas.

West Kilbride Civic Society

The Society’s aims are to stimulate interest in the character, history and attractions of the West Kilbride, Seamill and Portencross area and to encourage the preservation, development and improvement of features of amenity and historic interest.

West Kilbride Heritage Trail

Discover the heritage of West Kilbride by following the trail