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Maybole Historical Society

Standing L-R Elspeth Kidd; Jack Boyd; Ian Kidd; Wendy Bibby; John Jackson.

Seated L-R Kenneth Gray; Molly Garrie; Helen McAdam; Myra McLanaghan; Nancy MacGregor


Are you interested in History - especially of Maybole and the surrounding area?

Then you would find yourself in good company in the Maybole Historical Society (Scottish Charity No. 034056) We meet in Maybole Castle at 7:30p.m. on the first Monday of each month between September and May.  Many different speakers come along and share their knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm with us and, of course, there’s always a cup of tea and the chance of a blether at the end of the meeting. The annual subscription is - £10 for an individual; £15 for a couple; students and disabled members are free.
Why not come along and join us this winter? A warm welcome awaits you.

Maybole Historical Society has commissioned a feasibility study into the establishment of a sign-posted Pilgrims’ Trail through Ayrshire from Largs and Kilbirnie in the north part of the county to the border of Galloway (heading for Whithorn) via communities such as West Kilbride, Kilwinning, Dundonald, Prestwick, Minishant, Maybole, Kirkoswald, Turnberry, Girvan, Pinmore, Pinwherry, Barhill, Colmonell and Ballantrae. more

Click the images below to view posters from past Maybole Historical Society presentations.

2012 - 2013

The Girvan Valley
Lesser Town Hall

 December 2013

History of the Gaiety Theatre

Newsletter November 2013

SCOTS Yer ither national tung

Newsletter October 2013

Story of Road Transportation from Wheel to By-pass

The War with Norway 

Newsletter September 2013 

March 2013

The Changing Fortunes of Ayrshire birds by Angus Hogg

Irish Roots and the Episcopal Church in Maybole - Rev. Dr Ian Meredith, BA, MTh,PhD

Irish Migration to Maybole&Founding of St.Oswald's Church

Newsletter December 2012


Newsletter February 2012

The History of Ayrshire White Work


 November 2011

The Ruthwell Cross
Jean Lockley

Newsletter October 2011 Darvel and the Lace Industry Denis Tattenbury - The Smugglers of Ayrshire John Morrison speaks on Dumfries House

April 2011

"Man's Mark" - Carved Stones

     March 2011

2010 / 2009 / 2008 /2007
Cluny 2010 Final Newsletter Newsletter December 2010

Dundonald Castle and its importance to Ayrshire

November 2010
October 2010
Blairquhan and the Hunter Blairs  
Cluny Delegation heads for the Abbey Sat 15 May Cluny 2010 Celebration Programme MHS Summer Exhibition May- Sept 2010. Cluny to Crossraguel

How Europe took Crossraguel Abbey to its Heart

Ayrshire Pilgrims March 2010 Cluny Conference Programme Cluny 2010 Newsletter February 2010
Cluny 2010 Newsletter January 2010

Des. Res. in Wellington Square

Cluny 2010 Newsletter December 2009

Cluny 2010 Newsletter November 2009

A pathway in the Reformation in Scotland

Scottish Banknotes

Maybole Castle Open Days 2009

MHS presents: Ayrshire around the World Maybole Historical Society presents - Castle Volunteers Cluny 2010 Scotland Newsletter Crossraguel Abbey to be rebuilt by the French

MHS Presents The Geology of Carrick District

Estate of the Nation: Discoveries at Culzean

The Smugglers of Carrick


 Maybole Castle to become Heritage Centre

History Week - May 2002


2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000
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2006  and 2007



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Maybole Historical Society has honoured the man who set up the new group - local history buff Murray Cook (right).

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American graduate arrives to study Baltersan Castle. Ohio State University ...has awarded funds for one of its students to research the history of Baltersan tower-house...(see below)

Maybole Historical Society cica 1999

a stately Fyne House

Visit the Baltersan Restoration Project Website. A project of former society member,  James Brown

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