We captured this 360 panorama drone photograph in Maybole back in 2017. We were commissioned by the Maybole 500 to deliver a number of drone videos of the area. We were particularly excited to learn that one of our videos was buried in a time capsule in the town. So we hope to be part of the the history of this village one day.

This was one of our first commercial community projects and we really enjoyed working with the local community. There is a really strong sense of community in Maybole and everyone we met was so passionate about their town and it’s history. For anyone who doesn’t know the history of the town I’ve listed a few facts below.

Maybole is a town and former burgh of barony and police burgh in South Ayrshire, Scotland. It has an estimated population of 4,610 in 2016.[2] It is situated 9 miles (14 km) south of Ayr and 50 miles (80 km) southwest of Glasgow by the Glasgow and South Western Railway.

Maybole has Middle Ages roots, receiving a charter from Donnchadh, Earl of Carrick in 1193. In 1516 it was made a burgh of regality, although for generations it remained under the suzerainty of the Kennedys, afterwards Earls of Cassillis and (later) Marquesses of Ailsa, the most powerful family in Ayrshire. The Marquess of Ailsa lived at Cassillis House, just outside Maybole until its sale in 2007.[3] In the late seventeenth century, a census recorded Maybole was home to 28 “lords and landowners with estates in Carrick and beyond.”[4]

In former times, Maybole was the capital of the district of Carrick, Scotland, and for long its characteristic feature was the family mansions of the barons of Carrick. Maybole Castle, a former seat of the Earls of Cassillis, dates to 1560 and still remains, although aspects of the castle are viewed as “of concern”.[5] The public buildings include the town-hall, the Ashgrove and the Lumsden fresh-air fortnightly homes, and the Maybole combination poorhouse.[6]

Maybole is a short distance from the birthplace of Robert Burns, the Scots national poet. Burns’s mother was a Maybole resident, Agnes Brown.[7]

In the nineteenth century, Maybole became a centre of boot and shoe manufacturing.