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


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.


2020 - 2021 Lecture Programme 

Please note  - our 2020-21 lecture programme will take place via the Zoom platform. These will, in the main, be members' only events although we may open some up to non-members. Please check out news page and social media platforms.

The Lecture Programme can be found at the link or on the menu on the right hand side of the page. 



New members are most welcome. Our current annual subscription was £20 for 2019-20 - no subscription is agreed for 2020-21 as yet. Please direct membership queries to  [email protected]  , download a membership form HERE 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 [email protected]

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. You may wish to contact The Burns Monument Centre or East Ayrshire Family History Society with your query. However, we can post queries and direct contact details on our website, blog and social media outlets to assist research. Any photographs we have are either on this site or on our Facebook page - we do not hold an archive other than those.

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