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Auchencairn History Society was formed in order to provide an organisation to collect and keep available the increasing amount of historical information and records of the village. These include Census records, cemetary memorial inscriptions, the school roll records, early maps, a photographic library and accounts by local residents of life at different times in the village.The Society also holds a library of published work relating to different activities in and around the village and copies of unpublished local histories. The most comprehensive and up to date account, written by Mr Hugh Paton can be found HERE

The Society meets quarterly and arranges field trips to sites of historic interest in the area. The earliest artefact found in the village is a Stone Age axe head dated approx. 4500B.C. now in Dumfries museum and the Society holds records of the events which took place at the Millenium for the future.

The Society is not limited to any historical period or subject. The Society expects, with the help of others, to continue to build up a valuable resource of records for the use of all, to undertake historical research within the area and to arrange periodic lectures on subjects of interest.

2010/2011 Office Holders

President/Secretary: Marion Makins, Mahwood, Shore Road 01556 640307 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Treasurer: John Simpson. Tigh na Mara, Shore Road, Auchencairn.
Archives/Publicity: Dennis Binns, 57 Main St 01556 640284 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Research Officer: David Dunstan, 45 Main St 01556 640238 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Images/Web Site: Brian Maxwell, Rathan, 1 The Square, 01556 640289

(Scottish Registered Charity No. SCO 030382)

Membership fees for 2010/2011

A - Individual £6.
B - Couples/Families£9.
D - Full-time Education/Unemployed £1.
L - Life £50.
O - Overseas £12.

Monographs currently available:

James K Scott by Dennis Binns: Poet, Musician and Tailor, author of Galloway Gleanings
Louisa Robertson by Dennis Binns: Poet, Botanist and Photographer, sister to above
Joseph Heughan by Dennis Binns: Poet and Blacksmith
The Churches or Rerrick by Morton Gellatly: a History of local churches
Orchardton by Moreton Gellatly: history of the Cairns, Maxwells and Douglases
Hestan Island by Mark White: Monks, Edward Balliol, Smugglers, Shipwrecks
Story of Bengairn by John Fortune: Changing ownership and size through 5 centuries
Auchencairn and District by Andrew Gray and Hugh M Paton (Reprinted from 1976)
Tales from Auchencairn by Andrew Gray and Hugh M Paton (Reprint from 1977)
Scenes and Adventures in Auchencairn by Robert and Alexander Trotter (Reprint of 1851 document).

Postal purchase can be arranged via Dennis Binns, 57 Main St 01556 640284  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

If you are interested in joining , taking part in a visit or contributing information we would very much like to hear from you. Please contact an office bearer (details above).