Kilmarnock Scotland gets its name from St. Memoc or Marnock. St.
Mernoc first founded a church in Scotland and many settled the town
of Kilmarnock, due to their love for the saint. Kil is also Celtic
derived and stands for where the beloved saint now rests in peace.
Many famous people have had connections one way or another with the
area of Kilmarnock Scotland. Authors, painters, writers and many
master craftsman, have all taken refuge in Kilmarnock over the past
The history of Kilmarnock Scotland, is one steeped rich in history.
It is a gorgeous place, with restful and peaceful areas of beautiful
scenery. It is home to a railway tram and was one of the earliest
known anywhere in the world. Kilmarnock is also home to the well
known popular Johnnie Walker Scotch whiskey. The company of Johnnie
Walker Scotch has been around a very long time but have made plans
to close its doors by the year 2011.
It is also home to the famous and well known historical buildings
like, King Street Church and the Town Hall, all which is being
rebuilt. Kilmarnock Scotland houses a beautiful 30-acre park, known
as Kay Park. This park was given as a gift by a woman named
Alexander Kay. It was first opened to the public in 1979 and the
Burns Monument can be found located in it.
Kilmarnock Scotland has always been a town with transportation on
its mind and the tram lines and power lines put into place are there
to prove it. The idea was tossed around to extend the trek of the
tram system but with rising costs, the plan never got approval. The
town of Kilmarnock also is known for Dean
Castle. The castle is home to an impressive armour and weapon
exhibit and various musical instruments known as the Van Raalte
The Sandbed Street Bridge is the oldest known surviving bridge in
the area. The diversity of the area of Kilmarnock, has contributed
to its rich historical past and draws visitors world wide.
Kilmarnock is the very essence of Scotland. The town beckons for
many to come explore and learn about its rich historical past.