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Ian inspires with tales of Arran

The March meeting for the Historical Society will take place on Monday March 16 and the speaker will be Jim Henderson from Lamlash giving a talk on the 18th century Clearances.

Howard highlights the heyday of Clyde fishing

Howard Wood, co-founder of COAST (Community of Arran Seabed Trust) was the guest speaker at the Arran Historical Society when he spoke to members about the history of fishing around Arran and in the Clyde.

Greek influence of Glasgow architect

Iain McGillivray gave an interesting talk on the Scottish and Glasgow architect Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson to over 40 members of the Arran Historical Society at their September meeting.

Society learn about the history of weddings

Members of the Arran Historical Society gained an interesting insight into the customs and history of the wedding when Valerie Reilley presented a talk on the subject at their latest meeting.

Society enjoy talk on Scots philanthopist

Members and visitors at the latest Arran Historical Society meeting enjoyed an informative talk by Barbara Graham on the life of a Scottish born philanthropist who went on to become one of the richest men in American history.

Society visits Skipness Castle

The Arran Historical Society enjoyed a visit to Skipness Castle recently where members learned about the history of the ruinous building and the surrounding area from their guide Frances Hood.