Historical society hold film and photo night

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Owing to ferry cancellations last month the scheduled Arran Historical Society speaker Tom Barclay could not make the journey to present his talk entitled Robert the Bruce – Ayrshire and Arran Connections.

Instead members were treated to two films produced by Tommy McLeod showing the annual trips in 2006 and 2007 to the Royal Mile in Edinburgh and to New Lanark and the Falls of Clyde. There were a lot of well kent faces in the films, some of whom are still present members.

Chairman of the society, Colin Mackenzie, then provided a voice over of the history of the Royal Mail and this was followed by stills of a field trip on Arran to Iron Age forts and on the old String Road.

Future events for the society will be the field trip to Skipness on Friday May 17, leaving Lochranza on the 10.45am ferry. The next talk will be on Monday May 20 when the speaker will be Barbara Graham talking about Andrew Carnegie, the Scots born industrialist and philanthropist.

Further details on the annual trip to the Burns Centre at Ayr, on Friday June 21,  leaving Brodick on the 8.20am ferry, will be provided at the next meeting.