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PostSubject: ailsa craig   ailsa craig EmptyFri Jan 15, 2010 7:16 pm

apart from the birds what is it famous for affraid
just been watching it :twisted:
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PostSubject: Re: ailsa craig   ailsa craig EmptyFri Jan 15, 2010 8:09 pm

seen it on many a trip to the seaside..do they still have the mental hospital with the same name
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PostSubject: Re: ailsa craig   ailsa craig EmptyFri Jan 15, 2010 8:21 pm

no idea i was born straight across from it ailsa craig 44866 not in the bloody mental hospital though


well i hope not my mums nuts ailsa craig 44866

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PostSubject: Re: ailsa craig   ailsa craig EmptySat Jan 16, 2010 5:34 pm

Yep, there is still an Ailsa hospital cookie, outside AYR i think.
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PostSubject: Re: ailsa craig   ailsa craig EmptySat Jan 16, 2010 5:54 pm

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We called it Paddys Miles stane

half way between home and Girvan, sometimes the cloud was so low it covered the top of ailsa craig and sometimes it had mist on the island which rose in the heat of the sun, up through the middle and it looked like a tie, hence the saying, Paddy wi a hat and it's gonna be wat(wet) Paddy wi a tie and it's gonna be dry. It was true as well strangely enough.


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PostSubject: Re: ailsa craig   ailsa craig EmptySat Jan 16, 2010 6:30 pm

nice to know..if I need to go there that is..I always remember my mum and friend's mum saying that we'll send them to the ailsa ..on a different note..is craigie college still there..I called it crazy college..went there for the best part of my teens..which u might guess was many years ago ailsa craig 44866
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PostSubject: Re: ailsa craig   ailsa craig EmptySat Jan 16, 2010 7:16 pm

is that the old hospital it seems to ring a bell

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PostSubject: Re: ailsa craig   ailsa craig EmptySat Jan 16, 2010 7:37 pm

Hi cookie...........I live about 7 miles from Ailsa Hospital. Yes its still open and its still a psychiatric hospital. Its a lot bigger than it used to be because they keep adding bits on. The only picture I can find is this one and its not very big. This is the entrance and gatehouse which has been there since ever I can remember.

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Craigie college is still there as well. It used to be a teacher training college but I think they do all sorts of stuff now.

I'm guessing you're from Ayr or thereabouts. :D

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PostSubject: Re: ailsa craig   ailsa craig EmptySat Jan 16, 2010 9:04 pm

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Hi cookie...........I live about 7 miles from Ailsa Hospital. Yes its still open and its still a psychiatric hospital. Its a lot bigger than it used to be because they keep adding bits on. The only picture I can find is this one and its not very big. This is the entrance and gatehouse which has been there since ever I can remember.

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Craigie college is still there as well. It used to be a teacher training college but I think they do all sorts of stuff now.

I'm guessing you're from Ayr or thereabouts. :D


Hi mazzie, that's near where i come from originally as well, not nearly as near as you mind, I have'nt always lived in the far north of Scotland, i was born in Kimarnock and lived there for 43 years. Many a happy memory i have of Ayr and Preswick as well, I even worked in the indoor market i Ayr for abourt 4 years. It's a small world is'nt it. ;)
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PostSubject: Re: ailsa craig   ailsa craig EmptySat Jan 16, 2010 9:39 pm

yes it is ailsa craig 44866 i lived in tarbolton at the side of prestwick airport

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PostSubject: Re: ailsa craig   ailsa craig EmptySat Jan 16, 2010 10:20 pm

Killie, that would be the one they called Petticoat Lane. :D I'd forgotten about that. It had a great wee tea shop. Its all been redeveloped now and its a big health centre that's on the site.

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Tarbolton will still be the same as its always been. Its one of those villages that doesn't change much.

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PostSubject: Re: ailsa craig   ailsa craig EmptySat Jan 16, 2010 11:29 pm

I never knew it by that name, Mazzie it was at the top of the street(i don't remember the name) and the ritz video rental shop was next door. I know it used to be McCorquodales furniture before they moved to bigger premises in Dalry and became Dales of Dalry. I also remember that when you crossed the road straight ahead, when coming out of the market, you went into a shopping arcade that came straight through to the High Street. When i was leaving to go work elsewhere, i recall another market nearby just opening, is that maybe Petticoat lane. The one i worked in was a huge building and was always called 'Ayr Indoor Market.'
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Yes Killie, thats the one. They called it Petticoat Lane not long before it shut down. It was a lot smaller by then and there was one of those play places for kids (Playstation, they called it) It took up a huge chunk of the market area but by that time there were less stalls. The video rental place was next door. That street is called Dalblair Road. Straight across the road is a shopping arcade which is now called 'Arran Mall' (it used to be Dalblair Arcade) and it's now joined onto the Kyle Centre by a walkway (that's another shopping arcade) There's been a huge number of changes to Ayr in the last 20 years, you probably wouldn't recognise the place now. :D

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not from Ayr but ayrshire lass..I'm now a doon hamer (dumfriesshire)..when I went to craigie college it was to to admin and book keeping..accounts and all that boring stuff..I used to get off the bus at the graveyard and cross the bridge and walk through the trees to get to the college (can't see me trying that nowadays ailsa craig 44866)..I also worked in a small shop in Ayr behind the train station..I cant for the life of me remember what it was called (I'm sure it'll come to me around 3 am while I'm trying to sleep ailsa craig 44866) but is sold clothes for an older lady and bowling clothing (the green bowling not the ten pin)..went to Ayr a few years ago and there was a large shopping area where some old shops used to be and the picture house looked a mess
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You live in one of the nicest parts of Scotland in my opinion cookie. I've spent a lot of time in the Dumfries and galloway area and it can't be beaten. :D

I remember the shop you're talking about, it sold all those grey pleated skirts and white jackets that the lady bowlers wore. It was there for years. Can't remember what it was called but it been closed now for a long time. It certainly couldn't have been described as ladies fashions. :D :D

The only picture house that's still in use is the Odeon just across from the station. The others have all gone down the tubes. There used to be four in Ayr and one in Prestwick. People are more inclined to go to Kilmarnock now to the large cinema complex there.

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PostSubject: Re: ailsa craig   ailsa craig EmptySun Jan 17, 2010 12:28 pm

the one in burn's statue square..it was the odeon I think..is westsound radio still there..it was next to the graveyard..sorry for all the questions but it's bringing back so many memories for me ailsa craig 44866..I can remember a friend buying a secondhand sofa from a place down behind the swimming pool..cost him 15 and they took it down to the beach and sat on it all day ailsa craig 44866..and the shop that got knocked down for that new shopping place was called panache and it sold all those rock tshirts and badges and was always full of dodgy looking mullet types..but was run by old ladies..i loved that place ailsa craig 44866
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PostSubject: Re: ailsa craig   ailsa craig EmptySun Jan 17, 2010 12:32 pm

i can remember going in a shop in dumfries where didnt matter what your name was as long as you were born in scotland they would have a badge with your full name on ailsa craig 44866
i know that sounds mad but it was true
and if i remember correctly my dad used to keep reffering to the river as the white sands

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the Whitesands is the area where the river Nith is in the town..and when it rains it burst and floods everything..it did that yesterday again
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Westsound is still there at the main gate into the Cemetery.

I've spent the last few days trying to remember the name of that shop..........Panache....... thanks for that. It came up in conversation a few days ago and none of us could remember its name. It was a tiny shop, sold all the rock stuff, belt buckles and tie-dye clothes. The girl I worked with was a mosher and she loved that shop as well. :D

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They used to have a great market at Dumfries. A lot of people travelled from here to it.

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they just have a small market every now and again in dumfries..though I should say I don't live in dumfries ailsa craig 44866..I used to go to the sunday market at Ayr racecourse every weekend..panache was a great shop..great old building too..I would go in there and buy acid house smiley badges and have the rock type snort when I asked for a badge ailsa craig 44866..never had a trouble or a bad word said in all the time I went in there..we were all weird ones together
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ailsa craig 44866@wierd
all i remember was that was the only place the old git would stop to let us have a pee as it was an 8hr drive in those days ailsa craig 44866
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the shop I worked in was called Dress sense..I was doing the hoovering and it jumped in my head..and also the indoor market was where I got my nose pierced..was a jewelers bit that also bought stuff from u..was done with a piercing gun too and didn't half make your eyes water..I went in..got it done came out and said to my other half that it was ok..he went in got it done..came out shaking and straight for the fags while calling me all these rude names..ah to be young and foolish..we're still married
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ailsa craig 44866 ive only ever had my ear peirced
my eldest lad has got his nose done ailsa craig 44866
and why did the hoover jump into your head and is your and hubbys noses still pierced

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