Kilbirnie / North Ayrshire, Uncategorized

#northayrshire #kilbirnie : How the Longbar got it’s name #beith

I was trying to explain to a friend about the “Longbar”  (And how rough it used to be) when he asked me where the name came from.

It was built on top of another earlier group of houses known as “the Lambert”. Over time and with the number of folk moving in, it then became known as the Lamber, then langbar and someone clearly thought this was a bit colloquial so they finally corrected Lang to Long and it became “Longbar”.