Ayrshire Archaeological &
Natural History Society


All lectures are held in the Blue Room, Town Hall, Ayr, unless otherwise announced.

Starting time is 7:30pm.


Thurs 12th October

The Botany of Ailsa Craig

Bernard Zonfrillo, Honorary Lecturer, University of Glasgow


Thurs 26th October

St. Ninian and the Sea: New Work on Early Christian Whithorn

Dr. Adrian Maldonado, University of Glasgow


Thurs 9th November

The Lowland Clearances

Peter Aitchison & Andrew Cassell, University of Glasgow


Thurs 23rd November

People and Water at the Heart of Neolithic Orkney

Buchan Lecture sponsored by the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland

Caroline Wickham-Jones, University of Aberdeen


Thurs 11th January

Neolithic to Art Nouveau: Conservation Projects at AOL Archaeology

Natalie Mitchell, AOL Archaeology


Thurs 25th January

Nature Reserves in Ayrshire

Gill Smart, Scottish Wildlife Trust


Thurs 8th February

Ardrossan Castle

Tom Rees, Rathmell Archaeology


Thurs 22nd February

Discovering the Prehistoric Settlements of Ayr

Kevin Paton, AOL Archaeology


Thurs 8th March

The King under the Care Home: James I and the Perth Charterhouse Project

Professor Richard Oram, University of Stirling

Followed by short AGM


Thurs 12th April

Social Evening in Loudoun Hall

Program TBA