Notable People From Stevenston

  • Edward Boyd – Award-winning T.V and radio crime writer from Stevenston.
  • Robert Cunninghame – Inherited the Barony of Stevenston and established the biggest, most productive colliery in Ayrshire.
  • Alexander Hamilton – One of the founding fathers of the USA.
  • Francis Love – Poet and song-writer from Stevenston. A book of his poems was published post-humously in 1863.
  • William Ritchie – Born in Stevenston and known as the ‘Father of Belfast Shipbuilding’.