Kilmarnock & District History Group


Kilmarnock & District History Group was formed in 1972 with the aim of fostering an interest in history, in particular the history of the Kilmarnock area, by means of public lectures, conferences, meetings, outings and by publishing papers and books.

Lectures take place fortnightly, on Tuesday evenings between October and March at Kilmarnock College, commencing at 7.30pm. We generally have an attendance of between 75 and 100 members at our meetings which last no more than 90 minutes.

Non-members are welcome to attend any lectures which may appeal to them, but we usually ask for a £2 donation in our tin at the end of the night.

Syllabus - 2014-15

7 October, Alastair Robertson 'The Discovery of Lost Farming History at Ducanziemere Cumnock’
21 October, Ian Valentine'Rudolf Hess’ (note this is at the Burns Monument Centre Kilmarnock. Tuesday 7.30 pm)
4 November, George English ‘The Reformation, The Flemish & Scotland Today’
18 November, Jim Porter ‘Art in the Industrial Revolution’
2 December, Dina Ward ‘Fabulous Tapestries’
16 December, David Carson ‘The Clydebank Blitz’

6 January, Ian Mathieson ‘World War 1 – The Home Front’
20 January, John McHarg 'The Honourable Andrew Fisher’
3 February, Neil Dickson ‘A Victorian Teacher in Kilmarnock –Hugh Dickie 1837-1910’
17 February, Hugh Watson ‘The Gambling, the Winnings:The Dukes of Portland’
3 March, Bob Holman ‘Keir Hardie’
17 March, Davy Brown ‘Robert Colquhoun 1914 – 1962: Kilmarnock born Artist’

The AGM will take place immediately prior to the meeting of 17 March 2015


Kilmarnock College, Holehouse Rd, Kilmarnock, KA3 7AT