Arrangements for our 2017 South Ayrshire History & Family History Fair on Saturday 3rd June are well underway with an exciting line-up of speakers. 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 […]Read More Save the date for our History and Family History Fair 2017
Engineers surveying the seabed of the Firth of Clyde and the North Channel on the route of a planned undersea power cable recently came across a wreck. It was identified as that of a First World War German submarine, or U-Boat, either UB-82 or UB-85. Much press coverage resulted, due to the bizarre claim made […]Read More Ayrshire and the Great War U-Boat threat
Saturday 26 November, 6pm at Ayr’s Carnegie Library Join us as we celebrate Book Week Scotland with a visit from Professor of Modern History at the University of St Andrews, Rab Houston. Rab will be talking about how an independent Scottish nation emerged in the Middle Ages, how it was irrevocably altered by Reformation, links with […]Read More Rab Houston: Who are the Scots like?
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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…
‘Inspiring Landscapes’ exploring the life and times of WWI Official Artist, Sir Muirhead Bone, is now open at Rozelle House Museum & Galleries, Ayr. Supported by funding from Museums Galleries Scotland, this project has involved local people researching the life and times of Sir Muirhead Bone, and creating Fine Art Prints inspired by the South […]Read More Exploring the life and times of WWI Official Artist, Sir Muirhead Bone
Saturday 25 June, 2.30pm – 3.30pm Cyber Centre, Carnegie Library, Ayr, KA8 8EB Urban Detectives research Scotland’s towns and cities, discover hidden stories of everyday places and contribute this ‘missing history’ to the National Record of the Historic Environment. This free event is suitable for heritage newcomers. Booking in advance is essential. For more information […]Read More Find the ‘missing history’ of Scotland’s towns and cities
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!