Kilmarnock sentence example
- There is record of a club in Haddington in 1709, of Tom Bicket's green in Kilmarnock in 1740, of greens in Candleriggs and Gallowgate, Glasgow, and of one in Lanark in 1750, of greens in the grounds of Heriot's hospital, Edinburgh, prior to 1768, and of one in Peebles in 1775.
- "ANDREW FISHER (1862-), Australian statesman, was born at Crosshouse, Kilmarnock, Aug.
- In 1775 Port Glasgow was created a burgh of barony and since 1832 has formed one of the Kilmarnock parliamentary burghs (with Kilmarnock, Dumbarton, Renfrew and Rutherglen).
- It forms one of the Kilmarnock group of parliamentary burghs, with Dumbarton, Port-Glasgow, Renfrew and Kilmarnock.
- The burghs in which the largest proportion of Scottish-born persons lived in 1901 were Kirkcaldy (with 95'997 in every loo of its inhabitants), Aberdeen (with 94'997), Perth (with 94.44 2) and Kilmarnock (with 94.046).Advertisement
- The first railway in Scotland for which an act of parliament was obtained was that between Kilmarnock and Troon (94 m.), opened in 1812, and worked by horses.
- The grounds of Kilmarnock House, presented to the town in 1893, were laid out as a public park.
- Kilmarnock rose into importance in the 17th century by its production of striped woollen "Kilmarnock cowls" and broad blue bonnets, and afterwards acquired a great name for its Brussels, Turkey and Scottish carpets.
- Kilmarnock is famous for its dairy produce, and every October holds the largest cheese-show in Scotland.
- Alexander Smith, the poet (1830-1867), whose father was a lace-pattern designer, and Sir James Shaw (1764-1843), lord mayor of London in 1806, to whom a statue was erected in the town in 1848, were natives of Kilmarnock.Advertisement
- The last Boyd who bore the title of Lord Kilmarnock was beheaded on Tower Hill, London, in 1746, for his share in the Jacobite rising.
- With PortGlasgow, Renfrew, Rutherglen and Kilmarnock it unites in returning one member to parliament.
- Renfrew belongs to the Kilmarnock district group of parliamentary burghs (with Kilmarnock, Dumbarton, Rutherglen and Port Glasgow).
- Kilmarnock also had several Scottish internationalists during Bobby's reign: Ian Durrant, Ally McCoist Gary Holt, & Andy McLaren.
- David Dickie was an apprentice upholsterer to William Lamont in Kilmarnock.Advertisement
- A man who was convicted of the murder of a Kilmarnock woman has had his sentence quashed by appeal court judges.
- Born and brought up in Kilmarnock (East Ayrshire) by his widower father, who was a colliery foreman.