Cumnock History Group are a constituted Voluntary Group who share an interest in the history and heritage of Cumnock and how the past has influenced the present.
The group emerged as a result of the Memory Bank workshops for Raising the Bar – the archaeological dig focused on the site of the old Tup Inn on Lugar Street earlier this year and run by archaeologists from Northlight Heritage http://www.northlight-heritage.co.uk
It also came about through discussions with members of Cumnock Living Memory Group, which was founded in the mid-nineties but had more recently stopped meeting.
At a meeting in Cumnock Library at the end of October 2013, original members of CLMG felt the time had come to pass the torch on to a new generation of keen heritage enthusiasts, but the older Cumnock residents will still be on-board to share their experience and pass on their memories to a new audience. They also suggested the new name change and the group agreed to an organisational redevelopment.