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Upcoming Meetings and Speakers                                        

Thursday 20th October
Dr James A Begg – presents an illustrated talk on the family research that led to his Scots historical novel The Man's the Gowd - on the hard lives and struggles to survive of the common folk of upland Ayrshire over 300 years from the Covenanters to the start of the 20th Century.
Thursday 17th November
Dr Fred Freeman – presents the songs of Robert Burns. Fred is professor of Scottish Music at the Royal Conservatoire in Glasgow. There will be musical accompaniment and some communal singing!

All meetings start at 7pm in the Ceremony Suite of Rothesay House in Greenholm Road, Cumnock.


Cumnock 2016 - The Exhibition. Baird Museum & Gallery

CHG presents photographs of life in Cumnock over the past year, in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Cumnock becoming a Police Burgh in 1866. All photos are from our Flickr Group below.

Thursdays 12.30 - 4.40pm & 5 - 8pm.
Fridays and Saturdays 10.30am - 4pm.
Also featuring a Past & Present slideshow of Cumnock street scenes.

Free Thursday Evening Talks and Events
November 10th 2016. 6.30pm – 7.30pm
Rich Folk, Poor Folk - Life in Victorian Cumnock.

January 19th 2017. 6.30pm – 7.30pm
Cumnock men & women who served in WW1.

150th Anniversary Event                  
Saturday 10th December 2016 1 - 3pm
Celebratory event of Cumnock being made a Police Burgh in 1866.

Pick up the History Treasure Trail and What’s Changed In The Square educational resources that can be enjoyed by adults and children alike.
Exhibition runs until January 2017.



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Elevation drawings of the Square from RD Hunter's office - kindly donated by Shaw Solicitors.

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