Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Postponement of final lecture and AGM due 24th March 2020

The committee has decided to postpone the final lecture of the session and our AGM until further notice. members will have received an e-mail today with further explanation.

We will advise of an alternative date as soon as possible.

Thank you

Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Notice of AGM

Please note that the group's AGM will take place prior to Frank Beattie's talk on 24th March.
Any agenda items should be brought forward by 10th March please.

Robert Burns and the Scottish Economy


You will probably have seen news coverage a few weeks ago to accompany the launch of Prof Murray Pittock’s report on the economic value of Robert Burns and the Burns brand to the Scottish economy.

This report is now freely available to download from their website. Just use the link on the right-hand side of https://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/critical/research/researchcentresandnetworks/robertburnsstudies/robertburnsinthescottisheconomy/

Friday, 3 January 2020

Jim Richmond BDS

It was with great sadness we learned of the passing of our oldest member on 19th December 2019.
Jim Richmond was well known to us as a KDHG member who regularly attended meetings in his 102nd year - although I think the 'link' system in the college being somewhat choosy if it worked or not frustrated the bejaysus out of him at times ! He was a dentist who served the people of Kilmarnock from his Portland Road practice and who, as a member of the Army Dental Corps in WWII, was one of the first people to dispense Penicillin to his patients - not always for dental problems he would tell you... 

Jim's funeral will take place at Holmsford Bridge Crematorium, Dreghorn at 2.30pm on Thursday 9th January. All friends are respectfully invited to attend.



Monday, 23 December 2019

Best wishes to our members and friends

KDHG would like to wish all members, friends and visitors to our site a very happy Festive Period and a prosperous 2020.
Our first lecture of 2020 takes place on 14th January.  See here for details

Monday, 2 December 2019

Iain McGillivray

It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of Iain McGillivray. Iain was a great friend of our group and delivered a number of talks over the years with a particular passion of Alexander 'Greek' Thomson.

Gabh fois ann an sith ar caraid.

Monday, 11 November 2019

Change of speaker due to illness - 12th November

Unfortunately Ted Cowan has had to cal of at short notice this week. Bill Fitzpatrick has kindly agreed to step up to the plate (or footplate) and will talk about the economic impact of the railways.