Maybole is our nearest small town, blighted by the main trunk route to Stranraer going straight through the middle, despite the bypass plans having been agreed four years ago.
Everything shakes as the monsters pass....
Looking the other way, you see the Town Hall.
This was built in 1887, grafted on to a higher 17th century tollbooth tower which was once part of the town residence of the lairds of Blairquhan (by Straiton).
There is another old building at the bottom of the high street opposite the post office and that and many of the older houses along it are blighted by the heavy traffic.
Many of the roads around here are potholed and badly patched. You would never believe that when Mr Macadam invented his road surfacing that the aim was then to have the roads in England as good as those in Ayrshire!