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
Thank you to all – public and stallholders – who attended the South Ayrshire History Fair on Saturday at Troon. It was a most successful day despite the weather. We are especially grateful to Neil Fraser from SCRAN, who very kindly agreed to come from his stall to give a presentation when our second speaker, […]Read More Another successful History Fair
Arrangements for our 2013 South Ayrshire History & Family History Fair on Saturday 1st June are well underway with three of the four speakers already booked. They are: Professor Dauvit Brown of the University of Glasgow, whose talk will feature new information about William Wallace, and a previously unknown letter of Robert the Bruce which […]Read More Speakers announced for History Fair 2013
This year’s annual history fair which took place on Saturday 2nd June was a great success, so much so that we are already making plans for next year’s event! We are busy organising an interesting line up of speakers for the talks, and there will be the usual range of stalls to browse. We will […]Read More Save the date!