IT was the end of an era in 1985 as the former Fairlie Fife boatyard was knocked down to make way for new housing.
The Fairlie Yacht Yard was consigned to history and it brought the end to a long chapter in the village's proud history.

It was latterly owned by Archibald McMillan and built minesweepers, fishing boats and barges for the Royal Navy.
The yard at Fairlie was established by the Fife family was established in 1798 and from humble beginnings went on to become world renowned as the birthplace of historic yachts which returned to the Clyde recently for the Fife Regatta.
Elswhere in our photo archive, the Boys Brigade sponsored run set off from Barrfields Park with Brisbane Queen Christina McIntyre and Queen-elect Louise Miller in attendance.
Largs Players ladies dazzled in their big Barrfields Theatre production of Cafe Continental and the winner of the Kelburn Open Darts competition in Fairlie was Stewart Miller, pictured with runner-up John Marshall and Lynn McBain, who was declared ladies section winner, with the runner-up Pauline Baird.
The owners of The Royal Hotel in Largs opened their new Bay Lounge - the Nordic Suite - and Largs Boxing Club was a knockout success as local fighters Tommy Tipping, Norrie Kyod (coach), Duncan McLean, Alan Rodger and Malcolm Copeland posed up.
Finally Fairlie Church ladies held their annual Christmas fayre.