|Thurs 20 Sep 2012
||Steve Jackson-Matthews – Badgers of Ayrshire
Steve is a skilled ecologist and holds a
trusteeship of Scottish Badgers and is the chairman of the
Strathclyde Badger and Mammal Group. He will be telling us about
the state and issues associated with our local badger
|Thurs 18 Oct 2012||Denis Rattenbury –
Beneath Our Feet: An Introduction to the Geology of Ayrshire|
Denis will be taking us on a geological journey through
Ayrshire covering the millions of years of activity that
shaped our countryside and seascapes.
|Thurs 15 Nov 2012||Dougal McIntyre – The
Agates of Dunure |
The area around Dunure is
famous for its beautiful agates as a result of the volcanic
activity in the past. Having written a book on the agates of
Dunure, Dougal will be telling us about these fascinating
|Thurs 13 Dec 2012||Quiz night |
Just for fun!
|Thurs 17 Jan 2013||History sites to
Following the success of this evening
last year, we’ll be in touch in December looking for
volunteers to show a few pictures and say a few words about
a site of historical interest visited during this year. John
will do any scanning and preparation needed.
|Thurs 21 Feb 2013||Jonathan Bryant - The
First NTS Signature Project: Brodick Castle |
Brodick Castle is the first NTS ‘signature project’ so is
undergoing an intensive and radical re-evaluation of the
potential for improvement across all aspects of conservation
and visitor experience at the property. Jonathan is project
manager, and will be telling us about the project and the
progress that is being made.
|Thurs 21 Mar 2013||Barry McCorquindale –
The (18th Century) Grand Tour and Robert Adam |
Barry will be discussing the idea of the Grand Tour, places
visited, some thoughts from Travellers who undertook it
(including Robert Adam and James Boswell) and how it
influenced Adam as an architect.
|Thurs 18 Apr 2013||Alistair Deayton and
Iain Quinn – 200 years of Clyde Paddle Steamers
The Waverley is the last paddle steamer to ply the
Clyde. Alistair and Iain will be giving us a glimpse of the
previous 200 years of these wonderful vessels from their new
book on the subject.
|Thurs 16 May 2013||AGM |
members only, our AGM will be held in the Education Pavilion
at Burn’s Cottage in Alloway with the meeting starting at
7:30pm. After the business is over we will be enjoying a
series of historical photographs from in and around Girvan
selected by George Ferguson.
|June (probably) 2013||Summer Outing to be arranged|