Want to explore your ancestry, but don't know where to start? Fascinated by the past and want to learn more? Looking for something different to do on the weekend? Join us at South Ayrshire's History Fair at the Walker Halls in Troon.
In addition to a full programme of informative talks featuring respected guest speakers, stallholders from various groups will be offering advice and guidance on family history, tracing your roots, and exploring local and national history between 9.30am and 4.30pm. There will also be a specialist Scottish bookshop. Admission to the stalls is free.
Our Speakers for the day are...
10am Tom Barclay, Local Studies Librarian, South Ayrshire Council: "Stories from Ayrshire's Great War 1914 – 1918″
11am Thomas Clancy, Professor of Celtic, University Of Glasgow: "In the land of Noddsdale: Gaelic, Norse and other languages in the place-names of the district of Largs"
2pm John-James Atkinson, Archaeologist at GUARD "Recent prehistoric discoveries of Neolithic settlement in Ayrshire and South Lanarkshire"
3pm Keir Murray, Collections Officer, South Ayrshire Council: "The tale of the three bridges over the River Ayr"
Tickets for the speaker's programme start at just £3 per talk up to £10 for the whole day. Tickets are available from Carnegie Library, Troon Library or at the Walker Halls on the day.
If you have any enquiries about the History Fair or would like to make a booking, please don't hesitate to contact us.