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Galston Heritage Trail

Fancy a sneak preview of the Galston Heritage Trail?Click here...

Images on KHDG Facebook page

We have recently uploaded over 600 images to our Facebook albumsClick HERE...

MacLachlan / Blocks at Barleith follow up

Further to our news articles of 2nd May 2017 ( see here  and here ) we received the following reply;I know a little about Maclachlans - the family lived in Dundonald Road two girls, one being Jean, and a son, Scott. All went to the Academy. Jean was in my year and Scott a bi...

Can you help ? - burial plots in Kilmarnock

We have received the following message from Kerrie Bennett who is keen to trace the last resting places of some ancestors;Many generations of my family are from Riccarton and Kilmarnock. Whilst much information has been passed down and research completed no-one seems to be able to find the location...

Catherine Young nee Symington - information request.

We have received an enquiry from Graeme Symington in Australia -'I would be very interested to hear from any of your members who may have information about Catherine Young (maiden name Symington) 1826-1891. She lived in Titchfield Street, Kilmarnock.Her youngest daughter Agnes Young (1858-1927)...

The Blocks at Barleith

Another request - this time about the 'The Blocks' or Railway Buildings at Barleith in Hurlford.Mary Mackay from Ayr has asked the following;- What was life like in The Blocks?-Some addresses have '1/2' eg. number two and a half A Block etc. Why did some addresses have the half?-What size were the h...

Wm MacLachlan - Baker & Confectioner

We received a request at the recent Family History Fair at the Grand Hall to ask any members or website visitors if they had any photos which show Wm MacLachlan's Bakers & Confectioners at 7-9 Titchfield Street, Kilmarnock.Can you help - or do you have any tales to share?Please contact us at &nb...

Champions of Scotland !

52 years ago today Kilmarnock Football Club defeated Heart of Midlothian 2-0 at Tynecastle to be crowned Scottish Football Champions. No team from outside a city has done this since - and may never again.Killie went on to play in what is now called The Champions League in 1966-67, drawing with the m...

Kilmarnock Rugby Football Club - can you help ?

Our friends at Kilmarnock Rugby Football Club will celebrate their 150th anniversary in 2018. They are the 4th oldest rugby club in Scotland and are planning a number of events throughout 2018 - starting almost as soon as the sound of the New Year Bells has softened.Bill Barnaby- probably well known...

Final lecture of session and AGM

The final meeting of this session takes place on Tuesday 14th March when Ross McGregor will talk about The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.The AGM will take place prior to the talk.7.30pm at Ayrshire College, Hill Street, Kilmarnock...

Tonight's talk - venue details

Please remember that tonight's talk will be held at the Park Hotel, Rugby Park, Kilmarnock at 7.30pm...

Facebook page - Pictures of Old Kilmarnock

At this week's meeting we made reference to an interesting Facebook page - Pictures of Old Kilmarnock.This can be found HERE...

Tuesday 31st January - change of meeting room

This week's meeting is our 'Member's Night' when we will be providing updates on various community programmes and having a brief talk on vintage cars.The usual venue, the Open Space, is required for an awards function. We will therefore be meeting elsewhere in the college. Committee members will be...

Please remember - there is a talk this Tuesday (17th Jan) at 7.30pm

Lecture Programme 2016-17...

Upcoming Lectures

Our next lecture takes place at 7.30pm on Tuesday 10th January when Ben Shepherd will talk about 'The German Army in World War II - and why it lasted so long'Please note - the second lecture of 2017 is on 17th January. A bit like the Leap Second applied at midnight on Hogmanay, we have had to s...

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all our members and friends.We are now half way through this session's talks and have settled into our new home at the brand new Kilmarnock Campus of Ayrshire College. The new facility is quite different to the old lecture hall in Holehouse Road but we seem to have become used...

Pupils WW1 Railway Station Project

Please click the link for news on the wonderful WW1 project at Kilmarnock Railway StationWW1 Exhibition News...

Remember, remember the 1st of November - new venue....

Please remember that we are having the first meeting in our new home at the Hill Street campus of Ayrshire College this Tuesday.The lecture room is on the ground floor behind the main reception area. Committee members will be on hand to guide you....

Important Notice - Change of Venue on Tuesday 18 October.

Please note that our second meeting of the session will NOT now take place in the Holehouse Road Campus of Ayrshire College.  Because of the "flitting" to the new Campus on Hill Street, we have had to relocate for one week to the Dean Suite of the Park Hotel at Rugby Park, Kilmarnock.The meetin...

Opening Night Has Arrived

Tonight is the first talk of the 2016-2017 session.  It will take place in the Lecture Theatre of Kilmarnock Campus, Ayrshire College and begins at 7.30pm.Membership fees can be paid at the College from around 7pm.Our first speaker is Ian Matheson who has spoken to us on many occasions.  I...

EAC History & Heritage WW1 Project update

Please click Here for an update on the project....

New lecture season begins Tuesday 4th October 2016

A quick reminder that the new lecture season begins on Tuesday 4th October. We will be meeting at the old college this week as the new campus is being given its final touches.The first talk is by Ian Mathieson and called '19th Century Nationalism'.Subscriptions will be collected before the first few...

EAC History & Heritage WW1 Project with local primary schools.

It was great to drop in to see the local pupils from Kilmaurs, Annanhill, Crosshouse and Gargieston Primary Schools working on the WW1 project in the Creative Spaces room at Kilmarnock Station today.The level of research the children have undertaken and the quality of work they are producing is quit...

2016-17 Lecture programme in place

Details can be found HERE...

AGM - 15 March 2016

Members please note that the AGM will take place at 7.30 on Tuesday 15th March prior to our final talk of the session....


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