Saltcoats has a long and proud history, Here are just some of the major dates in the history of the town.
1528 - Saltcoats receives Burgh status
1686 - Saltcoats Quay opens
1751 - First Saltcoats school opened - closed 1877
1772 - Two mile canal built to Stevenston coalfields for coal exportation
1908 - New Parish Church opened
1911 - Saltcoats Victoria FC founded
1924 - Sea wall constructed
1958 - Saltcoats Museum opens in old Parish church building
Now it's your turn!
That's the briefest of brief summaries, and hardly covers the most important dates. But this is where you come in. There's lots of interest in local history and lots of local knowledge out there - so why not share it here? To add to the time-line, all you have to do is click on the edit button.
Or perhaps you'd like to start your own article about another aspect of Saltcoats history? You can do that, too. There must also be a wealth of wonderful photographs of old Saltcoats - maybe even some video of more recent events - and those are more than welcome here.
Post it all here, and let's see if we can really chronicle the history of Saltcoats in a way we can all share!