Battle of Largs focus of history talk

The Speaker for the next meeting of the Girvan &District History Society in The McKechnie Institute, Dalrymple Street, Girvan will be Tom Barclay whose subject will be the Battle Of Largs.

This year has seen the 750th anniversary of the battle, fought on October 2, 1263. It was not the full scale engagement between the armies of Scotland and Norway which some later historians would claim.

It was however the most dramatic incident in a war which finally decided which kingdom would possess the Hebrides, and which brought Ayrshire to the forefront of Scottish history for the first time.

While the battle itself will be the climax of his talk, the broader picture of the war and its background will also be covered, particularly with regard to Ayrshire’s involvement. The meeting is on Thursday, October 31 at 7.30 pm. Members £1, non-Members £2.