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Free online talks

We continue our series of FREE talks via Zoom. All welcome.
Tuesday 18 May 7.00-8.00pm  Place Names of Ayrshire: Languages and History
Professor Thomas Clancy of Glasgow University: 

"This talk about the place-names of North Ayrshire (which will also range into the former district of Cunninghame) will look at the many different languages which have contributed throughout history to the landscape, and which are still to be seen in the names today. I will look at some of the earliest names, and the earliest records of names, as well as touching on the origin and meaning of North Ayrshire's town names."

Thomas Clancy has been the Professor of Celtic in the University of Glasgow since 2005, and has taught there for even longer. He is Director of the Survey of Scottish Place-Names, and has led a number of place-names projects in recent years, most recently in Galloway, and one which has just started in the East Ayrshire Coalfields.

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Abbey Tower closed

The Abbey Tower is now closed for the winter, and will re-open at Easter 2021. If you can't wait, then check out our videos. For a 20min tour of 4 floors and up 143 steps to the roof views, click on this link. For a 10min video of some of our favourite objects in the Tower Heritage Centre, click this link. 

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