' The Light in the Glens' - Len Patterson - ' The Rise and Fall of the Puffer Trade' ISBN 1 899863 14 1 House of Lochar, Colonsay, Argyll PA61 7YR
'Off Scotland' - A comprehensive record of marine and aviation losses in Scottish Waters - Ian G Whittacker ISBN 0-9531977-0-0
'Shipwrecks of the West of Scotland' - Bob Baird - Nekton Books 1995 ISBN 1 897995 03 2
'Clyde Shipwrecks' - Peter Moir and Ian Crawford - Moir Crawford 1988 ISBN 0 9513366 06
'British Shipbuilding Yards Volume 2
Clydeside' by Norman L Middlemiss, Shield Publications Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
ISBN 1 871128 11 0
'The History of Prestwick' - John Strawhorn , John Donald Publishers, Ltd, Edinburgh ISBN 85976 405 2
'A Little Scottish World' - As revealed in the Annals of an Ayrshire Parish by the Rev. Kirkwood Hewat, M.A., F.S.A.(Scot) - PRESTWICK. Second Edition 1908
'The Last Miller" - The Cornmills of Ayrshire - By James Pearson Wilson F.S.A. (Scot) Compiled by Agnes M. Wilson and Susan W. Smith B.Sc. Ayrshire Archaeological Society and Natural History Society ISBN 0-9527445-6-2
Troon and surrounds
'Troon and Dundonald with their surroundings' - Rev J Kirkwood. Fourth and revised edition C1896
'Old Troon and District' - By Ian M Mackintosh SSC 1969
'Memories of Old Troon' - By Ian M Mackintosh SSC 1974
'Feed my Sheep - Life and Labours of Peter Hynd of Troon' - John Ritchie Jnr 1904
'Troon Memories', written by Mae McEwan
published by South Ayrshire Council.
ISBN 0901567019, printed by Cordfall Ltd 0141 332 4640.
'Bethany Hall Troon - 100 Years of Christian Witness'. - Bethany Hall, Troon
'Annals of the Parish' or the chronicle of Dalmailing during the ministry of the Rev. Micah Balwhidder written by himself arranged and edited by JOHN GAULT illustrated in colour by Henry W. Kerr R.S.A. (chapter on Troon smuggling)
Auld Ayr - A study of disappearing men and manners' - William Robertson 1901. Published by Stephen & Pollock
'Reminiscences of Auld Ayr' - J M Ferguson 1907. Published 'Ayr Observer Offices 1907
Glasgow & South Western Railway
Songs of the Rail - Alexander Anderson, Railway Surfaceman, Kirconnel, Dumfrieshire.
The Right Log - Life in the Portavogie Fishing Community - Leon McAuley1995 ISBN 0903 2030 73. Published by Newtownards Borough Council.
Upper Ards Historical Society Journals
Moreton in Marsh
'A Short history of Moreton-in-Marsh' - Joan Johnson December 1996. Published by Four Shire Books, 17 High Street, Moreton in Marsh GL56 0AF
Moreton in Marsh & District Local History Society