Thursday, 26 February 2015

Alloway and Southern Ayrshire FHS to cease

Bad news on the family history society front...

Alloway and Southern Ayrshire Family History Society held an extraordinary general meeting last month to discuss its future. Unable to fill its core officer posts and committee members, as required by its constitution, the society, which was founded in 1997, has reluctantly decided to wind up its activities after its current year end on March 31st 2015.

This is a very tragic development for the society, and symptomatic of the pressures affecting many societies today not just in Scotland but across Britain. I had the pleasure on a few occasions to give talks to the group in Alloway, the home village of Robert Burns, and will be sorry to see the society wind up its affairs. Thanks to all for their generous hospitality in the past.

The full announcement is available on the society website at

(With thanks to Jack Davis)


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