Arrangements for our 2015 South Ayrshire History & Family History Fair on Saturday 6th June are well underway with the four guest speakers booked.
Whether you’re interested in exploring your family roots or wanting to take a more specialised look at a particular topic, the History Fair – and the guest speakers – will help bring your interest to life.
Our Speakers for the day are:
David Goldie, Senior Lecturer in English, University of Strathclyde
“The White – washing O’Robbie Burns?: Robert Burns in the First World War”
Tom Barclay, Local Studies Librarian, South Ayrshire Council
“ ‘It is a terrible place’: Ayrshire Experiences of Gallipoli”
Fiona Watson, formerly Lecturer at University of Stirling, now with BBC Radio 4 “Making History”
“Robert the Bruce and Ayr: Gateway to the West”
Matt Ritchie, Archaeologist, Forestry Commission Scotland
“Championing the Historic Environment: Protection, Conservation and Presentation on Scotland’s national forest estate”
In addition to a full programme of informative talks featuring respected guest speakers. Between 9am and 4.30pm a number of stalls will also be attending offering advice and guidance on family history, tracing your roots, exploring local and national history as well as a specialist Scottish bookshop. Admission to the stalls is free.
Location and Cost
As usual, the Fair will be held in the Walker Halls, Troon, from 10am until 4pm. The cost of the full day conference is £10, £5 for half a day. Tickets for individual talks are priced at £3 each or £2.50 for 2 or more and will be available from Troon and Carnegie Library during the month prior to the fair. Tickets will also be available to purchase on the day.
History Fair Enquiries
If you have any enquiries about the History Fair or would like to make a booking please do not hesitate to contact us. Tel: 01292 559318 or 272231 Fax: (01292) 616301 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.