The next annual South Ayrshire History and Family History Fair will be held on Saturday 3 June 2017
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, stallholders from various groups will be offering advice and guidance on family history, tracing your roots, and exploring local and national history between 9am and 4.30pm. There will also be 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…
Thomas Rees, Rathmell Archaeology Ltd.
Tom Barclay, Local Studies Librarian, South Ayrshire Council
Professor Steve Boardman, University of Edinburgh
Neil Fraser, The Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network (SCRAN)
Programme of Events
9.00am – Registration etc.
9.45am – Portfolio Holder for Economic Development, Tourism and Leisure
Chairman – Dauvit Broun
10.00am Tom Barclay, Local Studies Librarian, South Ayrshire Council
“Robert the Bruce and his Ayrshire Connections”
11.00 am Thomas Rees,Rathmell Archaeology Ltd.
“Discovering Ayr’s past through archaeology: the demolition of the Riverside Block”
2.00pm Professor Steve Boardman, University of Edinburgh
“The life, death and posthumous reputation of Alexander Stewart the ‘Wolf of Badenoch’”
3.00pm Neil Fraser, The Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network (SCRAN)
“From Troon to Timbuktu: explore the services of Scran, Canmore, Britain from above and the National collection of Aerial Photography to enhance your research and enjoyment”
A journey through the collections of Historic Environment Scotland (HES). Come and discover fantastic images, sound and video relating to Ayrshire, Scotland and beyond.
Explore services such as Scran, Canmore, ScotlandsPlaces, Britain from Above and the National Collection of Aerial Photography and get the most out of them for your research and enjoyment.
Booking forms are available online to print off and post to us.
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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