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Ayr's Oldest Building: St John's Tower

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In 2001, local residents formed the Friends of St John’s Tower group to take this landmark of Ayr under their wing and grow community pride. Built in medieval times as an addition to the main church building, St John’s Tower was later used for military purposes and once even formed part of a Gothic mansion. As public access to the tower is limited, the local residents were keen to improve public awareness of the monument by producing a short film showing its interior and roof views with Scotland's Urban Past, a five-year nationwide project about the history of Scotland's towns and cities. People are now able to discover the tower on the web, access it in new ways and understand its significant role in Ayr. http://www.scotlandsurbanpast.org.uk/