News of Peace comes to Ayrshire 1918

In towns throughout Ayrshire, the arrival of news on Monday 11th November 1918 that an armistice to end the Great War had been signed with Germany brought crowds onto the streets. Workplaces and schools declared a holiday, bells were rung, and churches hastily organised thanksgiving services. Events in Troon were typical, as reported by the […]

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The Colourists of South Ayrshire

A rare opportunity to see an outstanding collection of Scottish Colourists is taking place at The Maclaurin Gallery at Rozelle, Ayr, from 18th August – 30th September 2018. The exhibition ‘Rhythm of Light: Scottish Colourists from the Fleming Collection’ normally tours museums and galleries south of the Border, and draws record crowds. However, as part […]

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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 […]

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Discover History as it Happened with The British Newspaper Archive

Explore over 200 years of history and access hundreds of historic newspapers from all over Britain and Ireland – FREE through your library. This exciting archive can support users researching a wide variety of topics – from family histories to worldwide diplomatic relations! Whether you’re a history buff, genealogist or sports fan, there are resources to cover […]

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