Wednesday, 13 May 2015

South Ayrshire History and Family History Fair

South Ayrshire History and Family History Fair will be held on Saturday June 6th 2015 at the Walker Halls in Troon. In addition to the fair, where many vendors and family history societies will be in attendance (from 9am-4.30pm), there will also be a conference (10am-4pm), with the following speakers giving presentations on various topics:

David Goldie: "The White - washing O'Robbie Burns?: Robert Burns in the First World War"
Tom Barclay: "'It is a terrible place': Ayrshire Experiences of Gallipoli"
Fiona Watson: "Robert Bruce and Ayr: Gateway to the West"
Matt Ritchie: "Championing the Historic Environment: Protection, Conservation and Presentation on Scotland's national forest estate"

The full day's conference cost is £10, half day £5 (individual talks at £3, or £2.50 each for 2 or more). Access to the stalls at the fair is free. Further details are available at


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