Society are putting on several exhibitions in Maybole
Castle as part of the “Robert
Burns – where it began” festival, which, throughout
2007, commemorates the meeting and marriage in Maybole
of the Bard’s parents William Burnes and Agnes Broun.
Already there has been a very successful Market Fair and
the annual gala took on a Burns’ theme, both of which
attracted a great response from the community.
Their first exhibition, of local
embroidery and whitework, in June attracted more than
two hundred visitors. (see story and photos below) Currently the exhibition running
is “Auld Maybole, photographs, artefacts and stories.
The exhibition is open on Tuesday 17th July form 6pm
till 9pm, on Saturday 21st July from 10am to 1pm and on
Sunday 29th July from 2 till 4.30pm.
Further exhibitions are planned in August
and September. In August the theme will be traditional
basket weaving in Burns’ times and in September in
conjunction with Ayrshire Archives, the Historical
Society plan an inaugural exhibition entitled Maybole –
Story of a Burgh”
Mrs Helen McAdam,
president of the Historical Society, commented that she
has been very happy with responses to the exhibitions
and their contribution to heritage awareness in the