Person NameMaybole Burgh; 1516-1975; Capital of Carrick
EpithetCapital of Carrick
ActivityFounded in 1516 as a burgh of barony by the Kennedy family, Maybole's prosperity was founded on agriculture, weaving and from the 19th century boot and shoe manufacturing.
A town, until 1975 in the county of Ayr, and a police burgh from 1857. A small burgh from 1930 until 1975.
Maybole is situated inland in south Ayrshire. National Grid Reference NS3009
Maybole became a police burgh in 1857, and was governed in the 19th century by a provost, 2 magistrates and 9 commissioners. The police force was part of the Ayrshire County force.
Burghal status was abolished in 1975 when the town became part of Kyle and Carrick District of Strathclyde Region. Following further local government reorganisation in 1992 it became part of South Ayrshire Council.
Corporate NameMaybole Burgh
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