June Trip 2018, Update

June Trip

We are planning a one night trip, from Sunday 3rd to Monday 4th June, to visit the Eastern Borders, based at the Ednam House Hotel, Kelso.

On the Sunday we will arrive at Floors Castle in time for morning coffee. We will spend the rest of the morning and early afternoon there, visiting the house and gardens. Light lunches and snacks are available. In the afternoon we will go into Kelso, check into our hotel and have some time to explore the town and the Abbey.

On Monday, we visit Dryburgh Abbey (HES) and then move on to Mellerstain House and Gardens. Again light lunches or snacks are available. We then head back north for a High Tea at one of our favourite venues, Carfraemill Hotel, and then back to Dunfermline. The cost will be around £135 per person.

Letters and full details will be available shortly. Please return yours promptly, as we have to pay the hotel deposit of £50 per person, by the end of the month.


April Trip

We are also planning a day trip for late April. Details will be available later in the season.

October 2017 Diary Dates

Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

Saturday 7th October                Sharron McColl                     The History of the Carnegie Hall

At 2:30 pm.                                  Tickets £2.

Inverkeithing Local History Society

Meetings are held upstairs in the Townhouse, Townhall Street at 7.30 pm, Visitors £2.00 per evening.

11th October 2017                    Sue Mowat                                  Educating Limekilns

Kincardine Local History Group

Meetings are held in the Hepburn Room in the Community Centre

11th October 2017                   Roy Johnstone                            The Rise of Hitler

Dunfermline Heritage Community Projects

Undiscovered Dunfermline

Saturday 14 October 2017 at 10.00 am until 4.00 pm

The Canmore Room of Dunfermline Carnegie Library and Galleries

A number of talks and presentations on a varied range of topics from local and international speakers, including a buffet lunch

Scottish Local History Forum

27th October 2017                  Conference and AGM              Fairs Fetes & Festivals

October 2017 Meeting

19 October 2017

“A Soldier of the Rough Wooing”      by Arran Paul Johnston

Arran is a battlefield historian and historical consultant  with a particular interest in historic battlefields and warfare. He has worked with many organisations including the NMS and the BBC and has published three books with a fourth in publication. He lives in Dunbar with his wife and daughter.

In this month’s talk he will take us back to the dramatic political and military events of the 16th Century.

As usual, we meet at The Abbey Church Halls, Abbey Park Place, Dunfermline, at 7:30 pm on the third Thursday of the month. We look forward to welcoming visitors and members to the second meeting of the session.

Fairs Fetes and Festivals

Friday 27 October

The Scottish Local History Forum hold a conference and AGM in the Soutar Theatre in the A K Bell Library, Perth.

How did people in Scotland in the past enjoy their leisure time? How did these traditions start? Why have some of these events continued to the present day and others are long forgotten? The conference will explore these questions with a series of talks across the day.

The morning session consists of four presentations on Galas and Bazaars.

Lunch is followed by the AGM, from 12:50 to 13:15.

The afternoon session includes three presentations on Festivals and Fairs.

Tickets cost £20 for members, £25 for non-members plus an optional sandwich lunch £12 and are available on line at www.slhf.org

History of Carnegie Hall

Saturday 7th October

At 2:30 pm Sharron McColl will present “The History of the Carnegie Hall”, in the Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline.

Tickets £2.

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