North Ayrshire Council has a duty under the War Memorials (Local Authorities' Powers) Act 1923 to ensure the maintenance, repair and protection of war memorials within its control. The Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 and the Local Government and Planning (Scotland) Act 1982 also apply to war memorials in Scotland, and provide powers to the Local Authority to alter any war memorial under its control.
North Ayrshire Council is custodian for 23 war memorials.
Detailed information about individual memorials can be accessed via the War Memorials Online website at the following links below:
- Glasgow Street War Memorial, Ardrossan
- South Crescent Road War Memorial, Ardrossan
- Saltcoats War Memorial, Ardrossan Road/Manse Street, Saltcoats
- Stevenston War Memorial, New Street, Stevenston
- Kilwinning Abbey War Memorial, Kilwinning Abbey, Main Street, Kilwinning
- Kilwinning War Memorial, Kilwinning Cemetery, Old Glasgow Road, Kilwinning
- Irvine War Memorial, High Street, Irvine
- Watson Memorial Garden, Burns Street, Irvine
- Dreghorn War Memorial, Main Street, Dreghorn
- Beith War Memorial, King’s Road, Beith
- Dalry War Memorial, Public Park, Dalry
- Kilbirnie War Memorial, Holmhead, Kilbirnie
- Largs War Memorial, Bath Street, Largs
- Fairlie War Memorial, Main Road, Fairlie
- Millport War Memorial, Guildford Street, Millport, Isle of Cumbrae
- West Kilbride War Memorial, Yerton Brae, West Kilbride
- Brodick War Memorial, Brodick, Isle of Arran
- Corrie War Memorial, Main Street, Corrie, Isle of Arran
- Kildonan War Memorial, Kildonan Road, Kildonan, Isle of Arran
- Pirnmill War Memorial, Pirnmill, Isle of Arran
- Shiskine War Memorial, Shiskine, Isle of Arran
- Sliddery War Memorial, Sliddery, Isle of Arran
- Whiting Bay War Memorial, Whiting Bay, Isle of Arran
Commemorating Service Personnel
North Ayrshire Council wishes to commemorate all service personnel, who were born or resided in North Ayrshire and, who have fallen during active service and are not remembered on our war memorials.
Inscriptions will be added, where possible, to existing war memorials. If you have any information, or wish to discuss this further, please contact the War Memorials Officer at Bereavement Services.