About us?

The Society was formed almost 30 years ago by a group of residents from Stewarton & Dunlop who wanted to preserve the history of the district .

From this stemmed the idea of having a local museum, which is housed in the council chambers in Avenue Square (1st floor). Public opening times are displayed in the local library or alternatively by appointment by calling 01560 482342 or 01563 524748.

We are also a registered Scottish charity, No 011194


What we do?

We hold monthly meetings throughout the winter with speakers on Scottish or local history topics, In addition to this we also organise visits to historic houses twice a year, one winter and one in summer.

In our museum we have collected pictures, artefacts and recollections of Stewartons past and we try, were possible to assist people trying to trace their family history through our collection of historical records.

As part of our responsibility to the historical heritage of the district, we also monitor planning applications which might affect older buildings


2006/07 Syllabus

All meetings take place in John Knox Church lesser hall at 7:30pm, £2 entrance fee payable at door (£1 for members)

4th Sept

Mr D Reid

Dr Faulds, Ayrshire's pioneer of fingerprinting

2nd Oct

Mr D Roberts

Working Horses in the west of Scotland

6th Nov

Mrs I Hopkins

Ayrshire street name origins

4th Dec

Mr A Dinsmor

History of the Glasgow police

8th Jan

Dr T Rees

Rathmell Archaeology, Kilwinning 'Digging for money'

5th Feb

Mr I Johnston

Ayrshire lifeboats - The early years

5th Mar

Mrs M Morrell

History of Turnberry Airfield

2nd Apr

Mr S Sarsfiels

The story of Mauchline ware

14th May Mrs M Gillespie Stewarton bonnet making at Mackie's & AGM


Annual Outings

2nd Dec

Callander House, Falkirk

2nd June To Be Confirmed


Become a member

1  year membership only £5


For further information on the syllabus or if you

are interested in becoming a member

please call 01560 482342 or 01563 524748.

or email scs@stewarton.org

(Family history/genealogy enquiries can also be made on the Stewarton.org message Board)






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