Links to external websites
ScotlandsPlaces This website has a section on the Ordnance Survey Name Books 1856 -1858. The Berwickshire section, including Ayton, has been transcribed and this can be read along with the original hand writted documents.
Borders Family History Society A good place to look for help with your genealogy.
Ayton Past on Facebook. All sorts of posts from people with memories of Ayton.
National Library of Scotland Map Images Here you will find maps of the Ayton area in various scales dating from 1855. It has a very good feature where you can overlay these old maps with present day aerial photographs.
Berwickshire Naturalists' Club. Instituted in 1831, the club has recorded a very large amount of information about every aspect of life in the Borders: archaeology, genealogy, history, sociology, topography and all branches of natural history. It is an invaluable repository for such primary information.
Annandale Family Links to the Annandale family who lived at Peelwalls before emigrating to Canada in 1911.
PastMap Exploring Scotland's Historic Environment (Historic Environment Scotland)