DRONE Scotland have teamed up with Maybole Community Council to create footage of the town and the Bypass.

They have made videos of the town in the run up to Maybole 500 as well as the main road which is to be established this year.

The group want to share their work and visions with the people of Ayrshire and to make them more accessible. 

As part of Maybole 500, a project celebrating Maybole’s History and Heritage, a heritage route was developed to highlight the town’s many historical and contemporary assets. 

This route was cycled and walked as part of an exhibition in August 2017.

The Maybole 500 project was delivered by Maybole Community Council with financial support from Ayrshire Leader, the Heritage Lottery Fund, North Carrick Community Benefit Company, Ayrshire Youth Arts Network and South Ayrshire Council.

Their work features historic dates in Maybole’s history.

In 1516, Maybole was granted Burgh of Barony status with Gilbert Earl of Cassillis as the tenant-in-chief, a landowner who held his estates directly from the crown. 

Medieval Maybole had been built around religion but now, as a result of the barony status, commerce began to thrive and the town centre developed on the High Street.

By the 17th Century The High Street was now the ‘principal street’ in the town and Maybole increased in wealth and significance due to opportunities in commerce and its development as a tourist destination for gentry as Rev. 

After its burgh of Barony status Maybole continued to thrive in the 18th Century. In fact William and Agnes Burness, parents of Scotland’s National Poet Robert Burns, married in Maybole on December, 15 1757 after their meeting in the bustling Maybole market on the High Street.

They moved to Alloway were Burns was born in 1759. More of Drone Scotlands work can be found at http://dronescotland.com/maybole500/ as well as the usual google searches.