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'Light Up Red' at the Abbey Tower

We are pleased to have our own 'Light Up Red' event to commemorate 100 years of the Poppy Scotland Appeal. On Thursday 11 November (Remembrance Day) at 7pm the Abbey was lit up and poppy images were projected on the walls. The World War 1 memorial was lit, and the public were invited to come along with their own torches to add to the display. To see more photos, visit our Facebook page. Light up red

New book launch

The Earl and the Exciseman is the story of the violent death of the 10th Earl of Eglinton in 1769 and the subsequent trial of Mungo Campbell. Using previously unavailable sources, James Kennedy meticulously describes the event which rocked the British establishment at the time, and the legal processes in Georgian Edinburgh which are shocking to the modern mind and which favoured the land-owning elite over the ordinary man. Launched on 13th July 2021. See shop page for details. 

Free information leaflets

Free leaflets available on request. Contact us and tell us what you would like, and we'll email them to you.Free leaflets

Visit the Heritage Centre
Free Entry

Mid-May to mid-September
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 1-3.
Other openings to be arranged. 

Please check our Facebook page for details.
Climb the 143 steps for stunning views from the roof.
Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult.

Donate to Kilwinning Heritage

We are always happy to receive donations. These can be made via PayPal as a one-off or recurring payment, for a value of your choosing.