Monday, 24 April 2017

Champions of Scotland !

52 years ago today Kilmarnock Football Club defeated Heart of Midlothian 2-0 at Tynecastle to be crowned Scottish Football Champions. No team from outside a city has done this since - and may never again.

Killie went on to play in what is now called The Champions League in 1966-67, drawing with the mighty Real Madrid at Rugby Park. The following season they made it to the Semi Final of what is now known as The Europa League. Halcyon days indeed !








Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Kilmarnock Rugby Football Club - can you help ?

Our friends at Kilmarnock Rugby Football Club will celebrate their 150th anniversary in 2018. They are the 4th oldest rugby club in Scotland and are planning a number of events throughout 2018 - starting almost as soon as the sound of the New Year Bells has softened.

Bill Barnaby- probably well known to many of our members as he is a weel kent face in these pairts- will be updating Jock Thomson's Centenary History - 'More Than a Game'- to mark the occasion.

Bill and his elves would welcome sight of any memorabilia you may have which may help this task. He would also love to hear tales from Bellsland - or the old Academy Pavilion if you are of a certain age - and welcome a chat or any newspaper articles, photos, magazines, programmes etc. which you may have.

Please contact KDHG via  news@kilmarnockhistory.co.uk or Bill via  williambarnaby@hotmail.com
We would love to hear from you and make this project a resounding success.

KRFC's own website can be found at Kilmarnock Rugby Football Club

Many thanks.


Monday, 13 March 2017

Final lecture of session and AGM

The final meeting of this session takes place on Tuesday 14th March when Ross McGregor will talk about The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.
The AGM will take place prior to the talk.
7.30pm at Ayrshire College, Hill Street, Kilmarnock

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Tonight's talk - venue details

Please remember that tonight's talk will be held at the Park Hotel, Rugby Park, Kilmarnock at 7.30pm

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Facebook page - Pictures of Old Kilmarnock

At this week's meeting we made reference to an interesting Facebook page - Pictures of Old Kilmarnock.
This can be found HERE

Monday, 30 January 2017

Tuesday 31st January - change of meeting room

This week's meeting is our 'Member's Night' when we will be providing updates on various community programmes and having a brief talk on vintage cars.

The usual venue, the Open Space, is required for an awards function. We will therefore be meeting elsewhere in the college. Committee members will be in the Foyer area from 7pm onwards to guide you.

We look forward to seeing you.