While looking through old documents, it is almost inevitable that the reader's attention will be drawn from the intended target to other articles. The reports below were found in old Glasgow Heralds. Although they have no football content, they may be of interest.

At a meeting of Ardrossan Town Council last night Mr James C. Duncan, C E, was unanimously appointed Burgh Surveyor and Sanitary Inspector.  There were 106 applications for the post, the final short leet of four consisting of Mr Duncan, Mr W B McNab of the Public Works Office, Glasgow, Mr R Spiers MacMillan of Leith and Mr R J Glass of Maybole.
Glasgow Herald, 21 January 1910

At the monthly meeting of Ardrossan Town Council - Provost Chrystie presiding - it was agreed to open and clear out the subterranean portions of the old castle (shown below in the early 1900s and 2007) and to examine the underground passage which is said to lead to Montfode Castle, nearly two miles distant.  The entrance to the supposed passage has been built up for many years, and the two subterranean chambers of the castle have not been open to the public for a long time.  The Council hope that the preparation of these places for public inspection will add to the attractions of the town.

Glasgow Herald, 16 March 1910

At Ardrossan Town Council's meeting a letter was read from the secretary of the Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway Company in reply to a communication from the Council anent an undertaking said to have been given by the railway company to erect a wall with ornamental railing along the boundary of the company's property in Montgomerie Street (shown below in 2003).  A petition signed by some ninety prominent ratepayers calling upon the railway company to fulfil their promise had been sent through the Town Council, and the company now replied that they could find no trace of any obligation on their part to erect such a wall.  Bailie McKellar said the opportunity had been allowed to pass at the proper time, when the railway company had set aside money to compensate the proprietors in Montgomerie Street, and when only one owner applied for it.  There was no doubt that the railway had ruined one of the finest streets in the burgh.  Captain McKelvie said the railway company had promised not only to erect an ornamental wall but to plant trees with their property. He said the ground with the company's railings was now little better than a pigsty and Montgomerie Street was the most disreputable street in Ayrshire.

Glasgow Herald, 16 March 1910

At the monthly meeting of Ardrossan Town Council - Provost Chrystie presiding - the Medical Officer reported that there had been only twenty cases of infectious disease in the burgh during the whole of 1911 as compared with 25 in 1910.  Although there had been no epidemics of any kind, the infantile mortality for last year was at the rate of 158 per 1000 births, due in part to premature births and partly to congenital debility.
Glasgow Herald, 10 April 1910


Mr Ewing, manager of Ardrossan Dry Dock and Shipbuilding Company, has been appointed general manager of both Troon and Ayr yards of the Ailsa Shipbuilding Company.  He is succeeded at Ardrossan by Mr A Noble, at present assistant manager, and the assistant managership will be filled by Mr W McDowall, at present head of the iron department.
Glasgow Herald, 2 July 1910

The new steamer Snaefell, built to the order of the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, will commence running today on the service between Ardrossan and the Isle of Man. It is expected she will now be on this service until the end of the season.  The new steamer, which has been built by Messrs Cammell, Laird and Company, Birkenhead, is much larger and faster than the TYNWALD, which has been on the same route for the last few years.
Glasgow Herald, 29 July 1910


When the steamer Cape Wrath arrived at Ardrossan from Bowling yesterday forenoon, the police were informed that a fatal accident had taken place on board.  It happens that during the voyage, a fireman named Joseph Wilson was missing and, on a search being made, it was discovered that he had fallen down the hold and broken his neck.  He was a native of Carnlough, Ireland.  The remains were removed to the mortuary at Ardrossan.
Glasgow Herald, 27 October 1910