Programme September 2006 to June 2007

Thursday 14th September




 “Scottish Banknotes” an illustrated talk by Ronnie Breingan. Most of us probably hardly ever look closely at the banknotes we use every day. Ronnie is a collector of old banknotes and has a wide knowledge of the history and development, of these often overlooked works of art, and he will be pointing out some of the intricate detail.

Saturday 16th September    A walk in the area of Portencross Castle with Isabel Garrett 3-4 miles round trip. Meet at 2pm at the Portencross Castle car park.

Thursday 19th October




 “A Short History of Ceramics” an illustrated talk by John Rattenbury. John will be looking at how ceramics have developed over the ages, including china and porcelain.

Thursday 16th November




 “Culzean Castle and the Kennedy Family”. Lorna Cawood will be telling us some fascinating stories surrounding the history of the Kennedy Family and this very beautiful castle, designed by Robert Adam.

Sunday 3rd December and Sunday 10th December



Helping at "Victorian Christmas at Culzean". Members help to brew and serve the mulled wine in true Victorian style.

Thursday 7th December




 “Quiz Night” a light hearted evening of fun. A general knowledge, quiz night with prizes to be won.

Saturday 27th January



“A Burns Evening at Culzean”. A meal, with a good menu, including a course of haggis and neeps, as well as roast lamb and all the trimmings. Entertainment is included. Venue Ailsa Room, Culzean Castle 7.30 pm

Thursday 15th February



Tracing Ancestors and Family Stories”. Mary Platt will be giving us insights into how she traced her family history, and tips on how best to find out about your family if you wish to. Even if you don’t, this promises to be a very interesting evening, as Mary traces her ancestors back through time.

Wednesday 7th March   "A walking tour of 'Auld Ayr'" with John Rattenbury 2-3 miles round trip Meet at 2pm outside the Horizon Hotel, Esplanade, Ayr.
Thursday 15th March   The New Burns Centre”. Michael Hunter, Director West Region National Trust for Sctoland, will be telling us about the plans for the new Burns Centre at Alloway.

Thursday 19th April



“Smoked Food Through the Ages”. Donald Smith of the Burns Country Smokehouse, in Minishant is coming to tell us how smoking and curing food has developed and changed over the years. You will be able to taste samples of his delicious smoked food.


Thursday 17th May



A.G.M. at Culzean Castle


 ??th June



Summer Outing - To CRAIGENGILLEN, for a finger buffet and wine in the castle dining hall then a tour of the castle.







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