Arrangements for our 2013 South Ayrshire History & Family History Fair on Saturday 1st June are well underway with three of the four speakers already booked.
Professor Dauvit Brown of the University of Glasgow, whose talk will feature new information about William Wallace, and a previously unknown letter of Robert the Bruce which he found just before Christmas in the British Library.
Tom Barclay, our local history librarian, who will be speaking about the 1263 war with Norway which culminated in the Battle of Largs, and its significance for Ayrshire and Scottish history. (This year is the 750th anniversary.)
Chris Paton, the well known and respected genealogist, who will be explaining how to research Irish Family History on the Internet. His new book on this matter will be published in March.
As usual, the Fair will be held in the Walker Halls, Troon, from 10am until 4pm. Further details will be appearing on the Blog in due course.
History Fair Enquiries
If you have any enquiries that you have about the History Fair or would like to make a booking please do not hesitate to contact us.
South Ayrshire History Fair,
Library HQ, John Pollock Centre, Mainholm Road,
Ayr KA8 0QD
Tel: (01292) 294320 or 294303 Fax: (01292) 619019