Material from the collection of artist Elizabeth Joy Steele
This website will be the basis for an online database of photographs and documents about
the history of Kilbirnie. Items will be added over the coming months and years to provide a
comprehensive documentation of Kilbirnie's heritage. Most of the material will come from
the collection of artist Elizabeth Joy Steele, but other sources will be sought for information.
Please contact Adam McLean email@example.com if you wish to share material, provide
better descriptions or correct errors.
The pictures are of the former Glengarnock Steelworks in Ayrshire, Scotland - mainly from the Tiscali website. This area of Scotland suffered the same fate as many others at this time. Closedown. The pictures of the cleared steelwork site are from Flicker and the photographer was Gordon Cunningham.
The song was written by Patrick Gabriel Doyle in 1988 to reflect on and mentally deal with the economic depression and high unemployment at that time. This version features: Patrick Gabriel Doyle - Vocals, guitars, accordian etc., Caroline - Vocals and Kenny Welsh on percussion.