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 enquiries on our News page.


2023-24 Lecture Programme 

Our 2023-24 lecture programme can be found on the Lecture Programme page. Meetings start at 7.30pm and will take place at  Ayrshire College, Hill Street, Kilmarnock unless otherwise stated.


New members are most welcome. Our current annual subscription is £20 and collected at the start of each new session in the autumn, although you can join during the session. Please direct membership queries to  [email protected]  


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. 



IMPORTANT NOTICE ; Whilst we welcome contact from interested parties, we would respectfully advise that we cannot carry out any detailed historical or family research. 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.