West Kilbride Civic Society
West Kilbride Civic Society

About us

The West Kilbride Amenity Society was established in 1971 when Scottish local government was being reformed into larger administrative units. West Kilbride Parish was administratively still in the District of Cunninghame.

Formed to provide a unified forum for the residents of West Kilbride, Seamill and Portencross, with Steering Committee membership representatives drawn from each of the foregoing. Its organisation and activities predated the advent of the West Kilbride Community Council, which came into existence after incorporation into the District of Cunninghame and Strathclyde Region.


The Society's aims are to stimulate interest in the character, history and attractions of the West Kilbride area and to encourage the preservation, development and improvement of features of amenity and historic interest. 

It is a charitable organization (Scottish Charity No. SCO11125) and one of the oldest continuously functioning voluntary civic organisations in West Kilbride. It is closely affiliated with the Scottish Civic Trust and the Ayrshire Federation of Historical Societies.


In 2008 the name of the Society was changed to West Kilbride Civic Society


The photograph of the Oyster Catcher in our heading was taken by David Palmar.




At the AGM on 30th October 2012 a resolution was passed increasing the Annual Subscription to £10 per household and £6 for Individual Members commencing the start of our financial year 1st April 2013.   It can be paid by Banker's Standing order or cheque to Mrs Chris Fisher, 18 Fullerton Drive Seamill KA23 9HT 



Major J.G. Logan 1971-74
Miss E. Webster 1974-76
Mr. W. Strang 1976-78
Miss E. Webster 1978-79
Mr. D. Armstrong 1979-83
Mrs. P. Gourlay 1983-85
Miss P. Anslow 1985-88
Mr. D. Armstrong 1988-91
Mr. J. Ferguson, OBE 1991-94
Mr. D. Armstrong 1994-97
Mrs. S. Douglas, MBE 1997-2006
Lt Col Walter Kolon 2006 -2011

Current West Kilbride Civic Society Committee

The Society is administered by a Committee consisting of 5 elected office-bearers and up to 7 other committee members.


The current committee, elected on Sept 2016, is composed of:

Chairman: George Donohoe - Seamill


Vice Chairman: Alan Hodgkinson - Portencross

Treasurer: Chris Fisher - Seamill
Secretary: Audrey Kolon - Portencross

Membership Secretary: Mrs. Chris Fisher - Seamill


Events Secretary - Alan Hodgkinson - Seamill

Web Site Co-ordinator - TBC

Miss Wendy McNab - Seamill;

Miss Pat Anslow - West Kilbride

Mr. Graham Finlay - Seamill

Mr Henry Thomson - West Kilbride


OYSTER CATCHER or St Bride's bird is our Logo

WEST KILBIRDE CIVIC SOCIETY holds talks at 7.30p.m. on the last Tuesday of the month from September - November and January - March in West Kilbride Community Centre, Corse Street, West Kilbride, N Ayrshire KA23 9AX  




Office Bearers

Chairman - George Donohoe

Vice Chair - Alan Hodgkinson

Secretary - Audrey Kolon

Treasurer - Chris Fisher

Mem Sec - Chris Fisher


Events Sec - Alan Hodgkinson

Website -  George Donohoe

Committee members

Pat Anslow

Wendy McNab




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