Roll up, roll up for South Ayrshire’s annual History and Family History Fair

Saturday 2 June, 9.30am – 4.30pm

Looking for something different to do on the weekend? Join us at South Ayrshire’s History and Family History Fair at the Walker Halls in Troon.

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.

Visitors will have free access to a wide range of stalls between 9.30am and 4.30pm offering advice and guidance on family history, tracing your roots and exploring local and national history. There will also be a specialist Scottish bookshop.

Our Speakers for the day are…

10am Tom Barclay, Local Studies Librarian, South Ayrshire Council
“Stories from Ayrshire’s Great War 1914 – 1918″

11am Thomas Clancy
, Professor of Celtic, University Of Glasgow
“In the land of Noddsdale: Gaelic, Norse and other languages in the place-names of the district of Largs”

2pm John-James Atkinson, Archaeologist at GUARD
“Recent prehistoric discoveries of Neolithic settlement in Ayrshire and South Lanarkshire”

3pm Keir Murray, Collections Officer, South Ayrshire Council
“The tale of the three bridges over the River Ayr”


All day £10 / Half-day £5 / Single tickets £3 / Two or more £2.50 each

Tickets are available from Carnegie LibraryTroon Library or at the Walker Halls on the day.

FREE ENTRY to specialist stalls from 9.30am – 4.30pm

For enquiries and bookings please phone:

Tel: 01292 559318 or 272231 Fax: 01292 616301


Bookings can also be made by post using our flyer. The flyer and booking forms are available from all South Ayrshire Libraries or you can download them from our Booking Information page.

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