Bright sparks from the Cumnock and Doon Valley past will be celebrated in an exhibition.
The event is called Industry & Science: A Local Heritage and it runs from Thursday September, 21 until Saturday, December 16 in the Baird Institute.
It will shine a spotlight on scientific trailblazers, including William Murdoch of Lugar who invented gas lighting.
Phone the Baird on 01290 427084 to find out opening times.
The exhibition is open on Thursdays from 12.30pm to 4.40pm then from 5pm to 8pm, and on Fridays and Saturdays from 10am to 4pm. Admission is free.