Author Event with Dr Patricia Andrew at Ayr’s Carnegie Library

Originally posted on South Ayrshire Libraries Blog:
Thursday 17 November 2016, 7pm Carnegie Library, 12 Main Street, Ayr KA8 8EB  Free event, but booking required Tel: 01292 286385 Dr Patricia R. Andrew FSA, FSAScot, AMA, FRSA, whose career has been mainly in museums and galleries in Scotland and England, is now a freelance consultant, researcher and…

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An ABBA night with a difference!

Staff at the Scottish and Local History Library, Carnegie Library, Ayr welcomed Ayrshire Bed & Breakfast Association members (and some of their guests!) on a special tour through their local and family history resources – maps, newspapers, printed books and photos, to mention a few. Designed to inform B&B owners on the sources we hold, […]

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Robert Burns and smugglers at an ancient standing stone: an all-in-one image for the themes of this year’s South Ayrshire History Fair talks

This image encapsulates the themes of all of the talks at the 2016 South Ayrshire History & Family History Fair at the Walker Halls, Troon on Saturday 4th June. In one of his illustrations for the 1840 publication ‘The Land of Burns’, the artist and pioneer photographer David Octavius Hill imagined the farmer and smuggler […]

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Picturing the Past: Photo Exhibition at Ayr’s Carnegie Library

Due to it’s popularity our Picturing the Past exhibition at Ayr’s Carnegie Library has been extended until the end of February 2016. The bygone days of the town and its people are celebrated in this exhibition of images from the library service’s photographic collection. Special features include Gray’s carpet factory and Daniel Wyllie’s chemical works. […]

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