The RSGS Ayr Group was established in 1963; Miss Elizabeth Balneaves gave the first public talk, entitled The Hidden Valleys of Northern Pakistan. There are now six RSGS Inspiring People talks held in Ayr each year.

Events in Ayr

The Ayr Inspiring People talks are given on Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm, and most talks are held at Ayr Town Hall. However, please check individual event listings for any changes.

Ayr Venue

Council Chambers, Ayr Town Hall, New Bridge Street, Ayr, KA7 1JX


Traveller's Talks

Our Local Group in Ayr host smaller Traveller's Talks throughout the year, featuring stories from friends of RSGS. Talks are £2.50 for RSGS Members/Students, and £4 for visitors.

Talks are held in the Council Chambers of Ayr Town Hall, and begin at 7.30pm

  • 9th October 2019: Connecting Cultures in the Omani Desert (Cameron Watson); Peru’s Cultural Diversity (Ian Lamberton)
  • 6th November 2019: Ayrshire Fiddle Orchestra Japan Tour (Sylvia Home); Uzbekistan – The Golden Road to Samarkand (John Blease)
  • 11th December 2019: Morocco (Ian Geddes); Quiz (Ian Geddes & Calum Campbell) PLUS Cheese & Wine
  • 15th January 2020: Bicycling Benelux (Ian Macartney); Vietnam –The Country Now (Ian Snodgrass)
  • 12th February 2020: Scottish Lighthouses (Peter Henderson)
  • 4th March 2020: Whistlestop Iceland (Corinne Barr); Bristol – City Break (Jim Stewart)