Future of the Muirkirk Website

The domain name muirkirk.org.uk was first registered at the beginning of 2004. Since then the Muirkirk Website has been developed,through various versions, by Robert Dixon and has been for many years the primary web source for the village of Muirkirk.

In recent months the site has begun development into a resource through which it is hoped to present the current day Muirkirk, the activities which are scheduled in and around the village and the services which are available to the village (or, in recent times, under threat).

The time has come for development of the site and production of content to transfer from someone lives outwith the village to those who live and work in Muirkirk and who taking the village forward into the future.   As such, you should in coming weeks and months became aware of changes to the website, additional facilities, such as the ability to download Muirkirk News, and more interaction with other web resources, such as Facebook.

There may be a need for some downtime while the website transfers to new hosting but it is hoped this can be kept to a minimum.

Muirkirk Library under threat

The following message was received by e-mail on 14 Oct 2016:-


My family and I have recently moved to Muirkirk.  A major factor in that decision was the presence of the Muirkirk Library. We have since found out it will be closing next year. (more…)

Vandals on the rampage ?

A spate of vandalism has been reported in the village in recent days. Eden Park Academy have had 2 windows smashed in recent days, the Toll house renovation has been hit with damage to some of their newly installed windows, a van windscreen was smashed and 2 cars were vandalised in Wellwood Street. (more…)

Muirkirk Clinic

It is under stood that the operation of Muirkirk Clinic, which is presently through the Loudon Medical Practice, will be changing in the near future to be operated by the Tanyard Medical Practice in Cumnock. (more…)

Flying Officer William McCall Girdwood

The following e-mail was published in the 9th August 2016 edition of Muirkirk Community News.

About a week ago I got in touch with a nephew of a 619 Squadron Lancaster pilot who’s aircraft was shot down over The Netherlands on 22nd June 1943. Sandly when the bomber crashed she took the lives of all seven crew. Together with this nephew and me we would like to erect a memorial in the near future and publish a book about their lives in the S E part of The Netherlands at so young an age. We would like to track down a Muirkirk was hero as also we have some information to share with the family. (more…)