This is a digital reproduction of our exhibition shown in 1990 in Lagwyne Hall and 2015 at The Heritage Centre.
Although 2015 was the bicentenary year of the present Church in Carsphairn, its roots began at a much earlier date. A number of early crosses, found in and around the area, hint at an early Church presence in the parish, but it was with the building of the first Church on the current site in 1636 that our story begins.
Robert (Robbie) Murray was a shepherd on the Forrest Estate (near Polharrow, just outside St Johns Town of Dalry). He was also a talanted poet, musician, singer and artist and a well-liked character across the Glenkens.
We are privileged to hold a collection of his music, poems and personal effects.
Robin Ade is a local artist, illustrator and author. Robin has been a great supporter and contributor to Carsphairn Heritage Group from its inception in 1987.
Robin has created a vast number of hand-drawn illustrations over the last thirty-plus years and the Group are delighted to be able to share his collection with you via this archive.
Robin’s work is extremely precious to Carsphairn Heritage Group and we are grateful for his long and loyal dedication. We express our sincere thanks to Robin for his kind permission to display this collection.
A carefully observed and meticulously recorded study of the Wildlife in the Glenkens....
Painstakingly executed by Sue Wiseman - 2002
Sue is a long-standing supporter of Carsphairn Heritage Group and former committee member. Her wonderful artwork and humourous observations have helped illustrate many exhibitions. We are forever grateful for her unrivalled talent. This exhibition is a dedication to her work.