muirkirk in the hills of ayrshire - from the muirkirk enterprise group


Muirkirk's Totem Poles

Located in Muirkirk's Heritage Layby, a new "Angel of the North" - in the form of a totem pole - greets visitors as they arrive in the village from the Cumnock direction.

The official inauguration of this Totem Pole will take place at 10am on Friday 21st April 2006 when, subject to favourable weather, it is hoped that the children who helped design this monument will be present.

Three Totem Poles now grace the Parish of Muirkirk, two in the village itself and one at Glenbuck Loch. The two in the village are located in the Heritage Layby, on the A70 at the western end of the village, and at the entrance to Garronhill, just off the A70 towards the eastern end of the village.

The Totem Poles are adorned with sculptured representations of birds of prey which can be seen in the locality of Muirkirk and Glenbuck.

Each Totem pole also carries carvings depicting significant influences which have shaped Muirkirk both historically and in the modern day.