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The Kilmaronock Heritage Group is a subsidiary organisation within the Kilmaronock Millennium Association. It was formed as part of the Kilmaronock Millennium Hall Project. The purpose is to collate, chronicle and keep oral, written, photographic or any other form of records of biographical, archaeological, anthropological, historical and natural historical and scientific details of Kilmaronock and its environs, inhabitants and activities.

Membership is open to residents within the parish of Kilmaronock, and associate membership to persons outwith the parish, but everyone is welcome to come to our meetings. Membership is at present £5 annually. There is no charge should anyone just wish to drop in to one of our talks and visitors are most welcome.

We have now started our seventh winter programme of talks and visits. We meet in the Kilmaronock Millennimum Hall at Gartocharn. A map showing the location of the hall can be obtained by clicking here. Everyone is welcome and entry is free (but we hope you will feel it worthwhile to become a member!).

This season's talks are listed below :-

Wednesday, 3th October 2007, 7.30pm.
"Recent archaeological excavations at Ardess, Ben Lomond" with Alastair Eckersall National Trust for Scotland Countryside Ranger at Ben Lomond, Rowardennan.
Wednesday, 7th November 2007, 7.30pm.
An illustrated talk from the Forth and Clyde Canal Society on the "History and restoration of the Forth and Clyde Canal".
Wednesday, 5th December 2007, 7.30pm.
AGM and illustrated talk "Textiles in the Vale of Leven, 1715-1960" with Dave Harvey, local historian from Dumbarton.
Wednesday, 6th February 2008, 7.30pm.
"History and Natural History of Ailsa Craig" an illustrated talk by Bernard Zonfrillo from the Ornithology Unit at Glasgow University.
Wednesday 5th March 2008, 7.30pm.
Members' night. Three short talks on local topics.

Anyone wishing to become a member of the Heritage Group will be welcome to join at any meeting (annual subscription £5.00). We are also looking for volunteers to assist with research and recording of the local heritage. Please speak to any committee member if you can help.

Heritage Group Committee 2006/7

Laurie Strange - Chairperson,
Janet Beveridge - Secretary, e-mail :
Bob Shand - Treasurer
Bill Findlay
Anne Barr
Margaret Maxwell
Susan Coker

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