Robert Burns profile next to an open book

Once Upon a Time in South Ayrshire

Once Upon a Time in South Ayrshire, as part of Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022, has officially launched. Offering a year-long programme of events, exhibitions and experiences with something for everyone to enjoy. There are lots of treats in store so please stay tuned as further details are revealed…

Being part of Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022, Once Upon a Time in South Ayrshire will give the opportunity to celebrate stories inspired by, written, or created in Scotland and recognising that every community has a different link to a story just waiting to be explored.

Once Upon a Time in South Ayrshire will reveal local tales and legends as well as iconic stories and also delve into the past of some of Scotland’s most colourful people.

Once Upon a Time Events

Many of the events for springtime onwards are still to be revealed but there’s sure to be something for everyone from campfire stories and family fun days to festive delights. South Ayrshire Libraries and Museums will also be offering a full programme of activities throughout 2022.

As part of Once Upon a Time in South Ayrshire, The Holy Fair with Armed Forces and Pipes in the Park returns to Ayr Low Green.

As part of Once Upon a Time in South Ayrshire, Story Sunday brings you an afternoon full of stories, books, characters and tales to keep the whole family entertained.

Drop in to visit our pop up museum that explores South Ayrshire’s nautical history at Girvan Library.

Drop in to visit our pop up museum that explores South Ayrshire’s dress and textiles history at Carnegie Library.

Drop in to visit our pop up exhibition about the RNLI at Troon Library.

Drop in to visit our pop up museum that explores South Ayrshire’s nautical history at Troon Library.

Many of South Ayrshire’s myths and legends are reflected in Robert Burns stories, but he also fought for social justice and encouraged people to help one another. It’s these qualities we remember through the Robert Burns Humanitarian Award (RBHA).

Ayr’s Myths, Legends & History is a self-led journey where you will encounter life-sized character silhouettes and experience Ayr like never before!

Provided by

Year of Stories 2022
South Ayrshire Council