‘Lifting the Lid’ – 400 years of food and drink in Scotland

‘Lifting the Lid,’ the National Library of Scotland’s touring display, opens today at Ayr’s Carnegie Library. This free display tells the story of food and drink in Scotland. Discover how the introduction of new ingredients and methods of cooking have changed and developed our tastes over the years. Scotland has a rich and diverse natural […]

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Roll up, roll up for South Ayrshire’s annual History and Family History Fair

Saturday 2 June, 9.30am – 4.30pm Looking for something different to do on the weekend? Join us at South Ayrshire’s History and Family History Fair at the Walker Halls in Troon. 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 […]

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‘Lifting the Lid’ – 400 years of food and drink in Scotland

‘Lifting the Lid,’ the National Library of Scotland’s touring display, opens at Ayr’s Carnegie Library on Monday 11 June 2018. This free display tells the story of food and drink in Scotland. Discover how the introduction of new ingredients and methods of cooking have changed and developed our tastes over the years. Scotland has a […]

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Discover History as it Happened with The British Newspaper Archive

Explore over 200 years of history and access hundreds of historic newspapers from all over Britain and Ireland – FREE through your library. This exciting archive can support users researching a wide variety of topics – from family histories to worldwide diplomatic relations! Whether you’re a history buff, genealogist or sports fan, there are resources to cover […]

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Royal Air Force Centenary

The Royal Air Force was established towards the end of World War One, on 1st April 1918. Since then it has played a significant role in our military history, most famously perhaps in the Battle of Britain in 1940, although it has played a part in many world events, such as the Berlin Airlift in 1948, […]

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Delve deep at Carnegie Library and unearth Ayr’s hidden past

Tuesday 26 September – Tuesday 31 October 2017 A special exhibition in Ayr Carnegie Library’s non-fiction lending area showcasing the original source material which has informed the professional archaeologists, as they prepare to dig deeper, and investigate what lies at the heart of Auld Toun. The Riverside Block on Ayr’s High Street occupies part of […]

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