Bill Shankly Memorial
Glenbuck, East Ayrshire
Looking to the west, the entire memorial garden in the ghost village of Glenbuck
in East Ayrshire. The village was abandoned and turned into an open cast coal-mine in the
The Bill Shankly Memorial can be seen to the top right of these photos (in Liverpool colours)
and more detailed views can be seen HERE.
These monuments, new and gathered from the local area, are in tribute to the village, the miners
who worked here and their families.
The most famous son of the village was Bill Shankly, revered manager of Liverpool Football Club and
his memorial has pride of place at the western end of the village.
One of the stones is a tribute to the Glenbuck Cherrypickers, the highly successful local football team.
The Bill Shankly Memorial on its own. This stone was moved from the entrance to the village to this
location when the area was re-opened to the public after the coal-mine closed.
Details of the memorial can be seen HERE.
A closer view and other photos taken from ground level can be seen HERE.
Glenbuck is just north of the A70 to the west of junction 12 of the M74 on the road westwards to Muirkirk, Cumnock and Ayr.
This is what is left of the main street through the village, the entrance through the gorge from the main
road (the A70) and in the top right is Glenbuck Loch, a few hundred yards away to the east.
When the owner (and photographer) of this site was in his late teens he was a sales rep and called often on two
shops in the village located somewhere in foreground of this photo. Even then (in 1971/72 or so) the place was dying.
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