Carrick History Society
Comman Eachdraidh Charraige

It is believed that Robert the Bruce, King of Scots, was born at Turnberry Castle where only fragmentary ruins now mark its location.

The hamlet known as Clachan of Turnberry was transformed in 1906 with the construction of a railway hotel and golf course. The hotel served as accommodation for Canadians training as pilots and gunners in World War I and in WWII served as a military hospital. The neighbouring airfield has its own fascinating history. However only some stretches of runway remain.