Browse Exhibits (11 total)

Carsfad Murder and the Execution of Mary Timney 1862


The tragic sequence of events which led to the last public execution of a female in Scotland - 27 year old Mary Timney of Carsphad (Carsfad).

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Carsphairn Kirk - A Church in the Heart of The Hills


This is a digital reproduction of our exhibition shown in 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.

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Crafts, Trades and Skills

A look at the crafts, trades and skills which existed in Carsphairn 100 years ago.

This is a digital reproduction of the exhibition shown in 1994 in the Heritage Centre.


Exhibition of Objects


Some of our collection of objects ranging from wartime, through farming to fashion.

Kirkyard Inscriptions


Inscriptions on memorials to be found in Carsphairn Kirkyard.

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List of CHG Exhibitions

Carsphairn Heritage Group researched, curated and displayed a yearly exhibition between 1987 and 2019.

Here is a collection of the leaflets which were used for advertisements.

We are in the process of digitising all our past exhibition and making them available online. You can find them under the On Line Exhibitions tab above or on the table on the following page.

Martin Family Photos


A collection of photos of the Carsphairn Martin family, kindly donated by a descendant in Canada.

If you known any of the un-named people, please get in touch and let us know!



Our collection of Heritage Group Newsletters from Winter 1988 to Autumn 2017.

Robbie Murray

RMC_10 photo of Robbie Murray.pdf

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 priveledged to hold a collection of his music, poems and personal effects. To view the full collection click HERE or use the side menue.

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The Last Spinner of Carsphairn

A digital version of our 2019 exhibition which was presented at 'Worldwide Spin in Public Day' at the Heritage Centre on 21 September 2019

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These Four Walls - Building Memories of a Community


Remains and standing buildings are part of every community, but in Carsphairn parish, old buildings have been largely undisturbed by the hand of man, and natural decay and neglect has caused their ruination. These many reminders of a previous population stand beside current buildings, some adapted from their previous purpose, but all providing part of the rich heritage in an isolated parish which once boasted a far greater population than now. 

This is a digital reproduction of our exhibition shown in 2017 at The Heritage Centre.