Our 2020-21 Lecture programme is delayed at this time. We will update members and site visitors as soon as possible with our plans for the session.
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.
1 October Neil Fraser A Journey through Historical Environment Scotland Archives
including Scran & Canmore slides featuring Kilmarnock & District
15 October Simon H Craufurd History of Craufurdland Castle (venue - The Laird's Table @ Craufurdland)
29 October Ewan Coventry Escape from Poland -
A Wartime Adventure and a family's travels with J & P Coats
12 November Ted Cowan 'Look who we have got for Neebours'
Irish folk and Ayrshire folk in 19th Century Galloway
26 November Barbara Graham Scottish Anti-Slavery Societies in the 19th Century
10 December John Smillie 'How Lucky We Were'
14 January Fred Dinning Leaving the Land - Lowland Clearances and Emigration
28 January Ian Matheson Peterloo and The Radical Movement - a Bicentennial Perspective
11 February Stephen Morgan Dean castle Restoration Project (venue- Park Hotel, Kilmarnock)
25 February Valerie Reilly Made in Scotland - Scottish Household Brands
10 March George English The Mayflower 400- The Pilgrims and the Scottish Connection
TBA (postponed) Frank Beattie Kilmarnock Memories
Please note that the AGM will take place at 7.30pm prior to the final talk. This normally takes about 15 minutes.