The next annual South Ayrshire History and Family History Fair will be held on Saturday 6 June 2015
Want to explore your ancestry, but don’t know where to start? Fascinated by the past and wanting to learn more? Looking for something different to do at the weekend? Join us at South Ayrshire’s History Fair at the Walker Halls in Troon.
In addition to a full programme of informative talks featuring respected guest speakers. Between 9am and 4.30pm a number of stalls will also be attending offering advice and guidance on family history, tracing your roots, exploring local and national history as well as a specialist Scottish bookshop. Admission to the stalls is free.
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.
Our Speakers for the day are
David Goldie, Senior Lecturer in English, University of Strathclyde
“The White – washing O’Robbie Burns?: Robert Burns in the First World War”
Tom Barclay, Local Studies Librarian, South Ayrshire Council
“ ‘It is a terrible place’: Ayrshire Experiences of Gallipoli”
Fiona Watson, formerly Lecturer at University of Stirling, now with BBC Radio 4 “Making History”
“Robert the Bruce and Ayr: Gateway to the West”
Matt Ritchie, Archaeologist, Forestry Commission Scotland
“Championing the Historic Environment: Protection, Conservation and Presentation on Scotland’s national forest estate
History Fair Enquiries
If you have any enquiries about the History Fair or would like to make a booking please do not hesitate to contact us.
South Ayrshire History Fair,
Library HQ, John Pollock Centre, Mainholm Road,
Ayr KA8 0QD
Tel: 01292 559318 or 272231 Fax: 01292 616301
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