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

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.

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 £2 donation in our tin at the end of the night.        

Syllabus 2016 - 17

( now complete- new syllabus will be in place mid August 2017 )

4 October                   Ian Mathieson            ‘19th Century Nationalism’

18 October                 John Burnett               ‘Halloween’

1   November            Andrew Muirhead       ‘Emigration in the late 19th Century’

15 November           Fred Freeman             ‘A Musical Introduction to the Scots Language’

29 November          Neil Dickson                 ‘Fundamentalism's Kilmarnock Origins - Thomas Whitelaw 1840-1917’

13 December           Mark Nixon                   'The Franchise - Agitation of 1884 in Kilmarnock & District' 


10 January               Ben Shepherd             'The German Army in WW2 and why it lasted so long'

17 January               Stuart Cochrane           'Robert Burns - The Fat of The Land'

NB - There will only be one week between the first two lectures of 2017

31 January                KDHG members          'Updates on projects - including online developments, community

                                                                             engagement, Galston Town Trail etc.

14 February              Hugh Watson                'The Finnie Family & John Finnie Street' (will take place at Park Hotel)

28 February             Brian Hill                        'Scottish Lace'

14 March                  Ross McGregor              'The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow'

Please note that the AGM will take place at 7.30pm on 14th March prior to the final talk. This normally takes about 15 minutes.