Roll up, roll up for South Ayrshire’s annual History and Family History Fair

Saturday 2 June, 9.30am – 4.30pm Looking for something different to do on the weekend? Join us at South Ayrshire’s History and Family History Fair at the Walker Halls in Troon. 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 […]

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Discover History as it Happened with The British Newspaper Archive

Explore over 200 years of history and access hundreds of historic newspapers from all over Britain and Ireland – FREE through your library. This exciting archive can support users researching a wide variety of topics – from family histories to worldwide diplomatic relations! Whether you’re a history buff, genealogist or sports fan, there are resources to cover […]

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Delve deep at Carnegie Library and unearth Ayr’s hidden past

Tuesday 26 September – Tuesday 31 October 2017 A special exhibition in Ayr Carnegie Library’s non-fiction lending area showcasing the original source material which has informed the professional archaeologists, as they prepare to dig deeper, and investigate what lies at the heart of Auld Toun. The Riverside Block on Ayr’s High Street occupies part of the earliest […]

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Rab Houston: Who are the Scots like?

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 […]

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Find the ‘missing history’ of Scotland’s towns and cities

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 […]

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