Kilmarnock & District History Group · Kilmarnock · Ayrshire · KA1 3AZ


Welcome to Kilmarnock & District History Group

KDHG was founded 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.

We are very much an interactive group and welcome any contributions to our site from members & visitors alike.

You can keep up to date with our latest news, views and equiries on our News page.


2017 - 2018 Lecture Programme 

The lecture programme for 2016-17 has now completed and the new syllabus is almost complete.

Details of last session's talks can be found in the menu on the right hand side of this page. Hopefully this will give a feel for the style of lectures we have.

The next lecture season begins in October 2017.



New members are most welcome. Our current annual subscription is £16. Please direct membership queries to or join at any of our lectures throughout the session.


Kilmarnock Heritage Walk

A copy of the Kilmarnock Heritage Walk can be found HERE . 

This will allow you to view or print a guide to an easy and informative walk around Kilmarnock. 



Please click here for contact details or e-mail

Whilst we welcome contact from interested parties, we would respectfully advise that we cannot carry out any detailed historical or family research other than on behalf of members of the Group. However, we can post queries and direct contact details on our website, blog and social media outlets to assist research.

Any articles or information you would like to share with our members can be sent to and will be gratefully received. Articles can be published on the website under our People, Events or Buildings & Landmarks sections.