|Thurs 15th Sep
Pat Kane –
Songs about Ayrshire
A different start to our talks programme! Pat will be telling us
some stories of Ayrshire and singing songs about them.
|Thurs 20th Oct
Denis Rattenbury – Driving Before Internal
was it like to drive the wide range of horse-drawn vehicles
that some of us (almost) remember from our youth? As the
specialist guide for this era at the Riverside Museum in
Glasgow, he will add examples from the museum collection.
|Thurs 17th Nov
Allan Dunlop - The Age of Horse & Musket - A
Allan will be discussing his superb collection of antique
long guns and pistols (flintlock & percussion) spanning the
period 1760 – 1870. His talk will cover his collection, why
he built his collection and how the 18th century British
Government. acquired its small arms and how the British Army
|Thurs 8th Dec
Members only quiz
night with cheese and wine (and fruit juice!)
Just for fun!
|Thurs 19th Jan
John Rattenbury -A History of Beer, Wine
Followed by cheese and wine, etc.
|Thurs 16th Feb
Dane Love - The Covenanters of Ayrshire
Dane is a well known speaker and extensive writer on a wide
range of historical Ayrshire topics and has written several
books on the covenanters of Ayrshire.
|Thurs 16th Mar
2017||David Hopes –
David is Property Manager of
the National Trust for Scotland’s Robert Burns Birthplace
Museum. The Burn’s Monument in the gardens behind the museum
a due for a major refurbishment. David will be talking about
the monument and updating us on progress with the project.
|Thurs 20th Apr
Isabel Garret -The Hunterston Brooch
Hunterston Brooch is a highly important Celtic brooch found
near Hunterston, North Ayrshire. Made within a few decades
of 700 AD, the Brooch is cast in silver, gilt, and set with
pieces of amber, and decorated with interlaced animal bodies
in gold filigree.
|Thurs 18th May
Members only -
AGM followed by
a talk and cheese and wine, etc.
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 there will be a talk followed by some light
|June (probably) 2015
Members only - Summer outing to be arranged
Details will be sent out nearer the day.