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

Lecture Programme

Lectures take place fortnightly, on Tuesday evenings between October and March at The Kilmarnock Campus of Ayrshire 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. A membership form can be downloaded HERE

Non-members are welcome to attend any lectures which may appeal to them, but please remember that we have costs to cover and that we usually ask for a £3 donation in our tin at the end of the night. Should you wish to attend a number of lectures we would really appreciate that you give due consideration to becoming a member.       

Syllabus 2018 - 19

2 October          Bob McMillan                        Ayrshire at War

16 October        Andrew Dick                          Ayrshire Mining  (venue - Park Hotel, Kilmarnock)

30 October       Barbara Graham                   WWII Occupation of the Channel Islands

13 November    Tom Barclay                          Robert The Bruce

27 November    L Bruce Keith                        Bridgecsapes - History of Scottish Bridges             

11 December     Robin Wood                          History of Rock 'n' Roll


15 January          Irene McMillan                        Dundonald Castle

29 January         Iain McGillivary                       Duncan Forbes - The Man Who Saved Scotland

12 February        John Stevenson                     100 years of Gutta Percha    (venue- Park Hotel, Kilmarnock)

26 February       Hugh Watson                         The Corn Exchange (and the three heads on it)

12 March             Bill Fitzpatrick                        The Treaty of Versailles

26 March            John Smillie                   We Never Had It So Good - Kilmarnock's proud industrial past


Please note that the AGM will take place at 7.30pm on 26th March prior to the final talk. This normally takes about 15 minutes.