TOM Hazle, who now lives in Cumnock, knows everything there is to know about Glenbuck.

He brought along a collection of photographs from the village, including the one shown here which was taken in the 1930s.

Most of the people in the picture were instantly recognised by Tom, including the local baker, butcher, postman and many more.

His knowledge has also been invaluable to the This is Glenbuck campaign which ties in with the proposed work being carried out.

Sam Purdie said: “East Ayrshire Council are in the process of getting signposts made which indicate important places in the village such as Burnside Park and Bill Shankly’s birthplace.

“Currently the access road is unsafe, so top soil is being taken from the road repair work taking place nearby while there will also be landscaping and trees planted.

“Heritage Environment Scotland have also been involved. With their help, and if money is available, the old ironworks will be restored – in particular the archway in the wall.

“Shankly’s Memorial will be moved to his birthplace while we are also proposing a separate memorial to Glenbuck Cherrypickers as well.

“It is important to recognise the ironwork because it was from here that the first rails were made for the public railways in Scotland.”

Work is expected to get underway later this month.