Come along to find out more about the Newfoundland Regiment’s experiences in WW1, and their time spent in Ayr, as the teams from South Ayrshire Libraries & Museum service and the Remembering Auld Ayr Facebook Group come together to share to host their first-ever joint event! Together we will share the Newfoundlander’s stories through film, […]Read More Ayr’s Newfoundland Heritage
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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…
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, […]Read More An ABBA night with a difference!
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 […]Read More 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 exhibition, on display at Rozelle House from 25th March to 23rd May, provides a glimpse into sport in Ayrshire, now and in the past. How did these sports start? Who played and where? Why were these sports chosen? The exhibition team chose these five based on prior contacts and knowledge. Each to us seems […]Read More Sticks and Stones – Ayrshire Sports Exhibition at Rozelle House
Photographs taken of the King’s Arms Hotel and the views across the river from its rear. The hotel was near the foot of the High Street and was demolished in 1925. This hotel along with the Black Bull Hotel in River Street survived from the 18th century. After demolition F W Woolworth appeared in its […]Read More Newly acquired images from the early 1900s
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. […]Read More Picturing the Past: Photo Exhibition at Ayr’s Carnegie Library