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Future Museum is built around the key areas that make the south-west so distinctive from the rest of Scotland – its people, industries and arts. The website provides free access to the museum collections of Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway and creates a valuable resource for people of all ages.

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Glenfield Ramblers' Trips and Adventures Across Britain

After a change to employee working hours in 1872 at Kilmarnock-based industrial machinery company Glenfield and Kennedy, workers formed an unofficial society to visit sites of historical and natural interest in their free time. However, it wasn't until 12 years later in Spring 1884 that an official society - the Kilmarnock Glenfield Ramblers Society - was formally founded. Initially, membership was limited to only employees of the company, but this soon expanded to welcome all, although the company name remained. Today, over 100 years later, the Ramblers society continues to welcome members and arrange trips and adventures.

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