South Ayrshire History and Family History Fair


South Ayrshire History and Family History Fair will be held on Saturday 7 June 2014

Want to explore your ancestry, but don’t know where to start? Fascinated by the past and wanting to learn more? Looking for something different to do at the weekend? Well look no further as South Ayrshire’s History Fair at the Walker Halls in Troon..

In addition to a full programme of informative talks featuring respected guest speakers. Between 9am and 4.30pm a number of stalls will also be attending offering advice and guidance on family history, tracing your roots, exploring local and national history as well as a specialist Scottish bookshop. Admission to the stalls is free.

Whether you’re interested in exploring your family roots or wanting to take a more specialised look at a particular topic, the History Fair – and the guest speakers – will help bring your interest to life.

Programme of Events

9.00am Registration and coffee

9.445am Councillor Peter Convery

Chairman Dauvit Broun

10.00am Tom Barclay, Local Studies Librarian, South Ayrshire Council
Ayrshire’s Great War: the local impact of the 1914-1918 Global Conflict

11.00am Alistair McEwan, Project Coordinator of Edinburgh’s War Project
‘Scottish Emigres and World War 1’

12 noon Lunch

2.00pm Thomas Clancy, University of Glasgow
Language and land in 12th and 13th century Ayrshire: Place Names and Charters

3.00pm Derek Alexander, National Trust for Scotland
Digging for a Victory: searching for the archaeology of Bannockburn

4.00pm Close

£10 Full Day
£5 Half Day
£3 for entry to individual talks

Admission to the stalls is FREE

Download our leaflet and booking forms from our South Ayrshire History blog: History Fair Flyer 2014

History Fair Enquiries
If you have any enquiries about the History Fair or would like to make a booking please do not hesitate to contact us.  Please note: You can also download our booking forms online.

Jean Inness
South Ayrshire History Fair,
Library HQ, John Pollock Centre, Mainholm Road,
Ayr KA8 0QD

Tel: 01292 294320 or 294303 Fax: 01292 619019

Email: or


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