Saturday, 31 December 2011

Happy New Year

Kilmarnock & District History Group sends the very best wishes for a successful and prosperous 2012 to all its members and all who visit its website.  Our 2012 programme begins  on Tuesday 10 January in Kilmarnock College Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm.  The topic is "The History of the London Bus" and our speaker will be Professor Danny Gorman.  Come along and join us if you haven't been before.

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Kilmarnock Town Trail

Watch out for the Kilmarnock Town Trail being added to our 'People, Buildings, Landmarks & Events' page soon.
Anyone wishing to buy a hard copy, please contact us at

Lecture Programme for the New Year 2012

Just in case you've mislaid your syllabus, here's the programme of lectures from January to March 2012

10 January Professor Danny Gorman - The History of London Buses

24 January John Burnett - Crowds in 19th Century Ayrshire

7 February Professor Dauvit Broun - New Light on Wallace & The Declaration of Arbroath

21 February Dr Ian Matheson - The Turning Point ; Napoleon’s Invasion of Russia 1812

6 March Dr June Neilson - The Romans In Scotland

20 March Bill Fitzpatrick The Titanic – The Beloved, The Damned & The Forgotten

History of Pharmacy

After our excellent talk by George Watson on the history of pharmacy, some of you might be interested in doing a bit of follow-up reading on the subject.
You could do no better than start your search at the website of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and in particular at the section describing the history of pharmacy.  It can be found at

Monday, 12 December 2011

Victoria to Viagra

Our final talk before the Christmas break will be by retired pharmacist George Watson from Irvine, who will be speaking about the history of pharmacy. It takes place on Tuesday 13 December.  As usual, his talk will be in our normal venue of the Lecture Theatre of Kilmarnock College and will begin at 7.30pm; although it is advisable to be there early to be sure of a good seat.