South Ayrshire History & Family History Fair

When & Where

South Ayrshire Council
Saturday, 4 June 2016 (All day)
Walker Halls, South Beach, Troon , KA10 6EF

Event Details

Programme of speakers including:

Registration from 9am

10am - Frances Wilkins: The Smuggling Coast from Stranraer to Girvan

11am - Tom Barclay 'Ayrshire before History; a personal view of early sites and their archaeology

Break for lunch

2pm - Chris Whatley 'Men at War; securing Burns' memory in the West of Scotland c.1859 - c.1896 (the race between the towns of the region to have a statue to Robert Burns).

3pm - Thomas Rees 'A founders workshop from the Bronze Age? Excavations from the shadow of Hunterston'.

Please note that tickets for individual talks, priced £3.00 each or £2.50 for 2 or more will be available from Troon Library and the Carnegie Library, Ayr and will also be available to purchase on the day.

There will also be a large range of stalls available from 9.00am until 4.30pm. These will include: Family History Societies, Local and National History Organisations and professional and commercial businesses. There will also be a specialist Scottish Bookshop present. Admission to the stalls is free.

To book a stall, contact Library HQ, John Pollock Centre, Mainholm Road, AYR KA8 0QD Tel: 01292 559316 with details of your requirements. Charges for stalls are: £10 for societies and organisations; £20 for commercial stalls. Stallholders will be allowed free admission to talks during the day. Coffee, tea and snacks will also be provided in the kitchen for a small donation.


Jean Inness
01292 559316


£5 half day £10 full day

Event Location

Walker Halls
South Beach
South Ayrshire
KA10 6EF


Please note that you should check with the event organiser to confirm details of times and location - Scottish Local History Forum is not responsible for the events hosted by Member Societies.