Ayrshire Castles - From Kings to Covenanters

When & Where

Saturday, 5 October 2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Burns Suite, Irvine Town House , Irvine, KA12 0AZ

Event Details

Ayrshire Castles - From Kings to Covenanters
Burns Suite, Irvine Town House, Saturday, 5 October 2019
Chairperson: Prof Dauvit Broun

There will be two types of paper – contextual and site specific. The conference will also include an optional visit to Seagate Castle which is 10 minutes away from the venue. This site is normally closed, but will be specially opened for the conference.

10.00am Chair’s introduction
10.10am The 'Westland' - Ayrshire castles and the Early Stewart Kings (Prof Steve Boardman)
10.45am Ayrshire Castles in Context (Geoffrey Stell)
11.20am Ardrossan Castle Revisited (Dr David Caldwell)
11.45am Ayr Citadel (Tom Rees)

LUNCH provided, at Irvine Town House

1.15pm Better of as ruins? Restoring Ayrshire's Castles (Mike Davis)
1.50pm Turnberry: Castle and Countryside (Dr Piers Dixon and Dr Will Wyeth)
2.15pm Seagate Castle, and Some Family Resemblances (Dr Aonghus Mackechnie)
3pm Visit to Seagate Castle (optional)


Rob Close
01292 590273



Event Location

Burns Suite
Irvine Town House
North Ayrshire
KA12 0AZ

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