Ayton Local History Society


The programme of talks for 2019/20 is shown below. Everyone is welcome to attend either by joining for an annual membership of £7 or by paying for individual talks at £3 each. Apart from April, all are held in Ayton Community Hall, starting at 7.30pm.


September 24th

Churches and Sepulchres of the Medieval Borders

Peter Ryder


October 29th

The impact of the First World War on Policing in the Scottish Borders

Dr David Smale


November 26th

The Rise and fall of Roxburgh

Christine Henderson



January 28th

Bridgescapes - a journey through history celebrating Scotland's bridge building heritage

Bruce Keith


February 25th

Calamity & Catastrophe - the Tragedies & Disasters of Berwickshire

Kenneth McLean


March 31st


Whisky and Gin Smuggling in the Cheviots & the Borders

Graeme Watson (cancelled due to corona virus restrictions)


April 28th

Visit to John Muir’s Birthplace and Museum, Dunbar (cancelled due to corona virus restrictions)