Ayrshire Doors Open Day

Once again we will be taking part in Ayrshire Doors Open Day which this year will be the weekend of 2nd/3rd September.  Unfortunately we have heard that the work to stabilise and repair the walls of the Auld Kirk are running late so we will not be able to open this building this year. There Read More …

Victorian Beith

Anyone out and about near the Townhouse last week would have been forgiven for thinking they had walked back in time as a number of individuals dressed in Victorian costume could be seen walking around. The Townhouse was the venue for a Victorian afternoon tea with plenty of delicious sandwiches, scones and cakes all served by Read More …

CELEBRATING BEITH

Our new exhibition “Celebrating Beith – prehistory to Regency” opened today. Four banners interspersed with photos, maps and artefacts tell the story of the town from the earliest times to 1817 when the current Townhouse was built. The exhibition also includes the fossils and some of the stones  originally displayed at Spier’s School, which were Read More …

200 Celebrations

Next year Beith Townhouse will be 200 years old. We are planning a whole range of events and activities starting on 22nd May when the foundation stone was laid. If you’ve got a few hours to spare each month this is a great time to get involved. You don’t need to have any knowledge of Read More …

Exciting new Venture!

All those familiar with Beith Cultural & Heritage Society will know that we hold regular fundraising events to fund both the restoration of the Townhouse and also the costs of keeping the ground floor open – electricity, printing, etc. We have held many concerts involving local musicians and singers but next month we are for Read More …

Beith Juniors win Scottish Junior Cup!

The town is still buzzing following Saturday’s Scottish Junior Cup Final, when Beith Juniors succeeded in beating Pollok, lifting the cup for the first time. We were thrilled to have the cup at the Townhouse today and a lovely sunny day meant we were able to display it outside, with many people taking the opportunity Read More …

Up the Cabes!

With the final of the Scottish Junior Cup fast approaching football fever is growing in the town as the realisation that Beith Juniors has reached the final for the first time spreads. At the Townhouse we have joined in the celebrations with a new exhibition featuring the history of the club. We also are lucky Read More …

Jimmy shares his experiences

The Townhouse was packed last Wednesday evening when James Lindsay talked about his experiences working on local farms during the forties and fifties. Much of his talk was about changes in farming methods and especially the change from horse to mechanical power after the second world war. Many of the audience shared their own memories Read More …