21 March 2019
Dunfermline Historical Society.
David Spaven ……. ‘A History and Geography of Scotland’s Railways’ .
David has spent his working life in and around the rail industry, primarily in the freight sector and for two decades he was a leading campaigner for the Borders Railway. He has also written eight books on the geography, history and politics of railways, including the award-winning Mapping the Railways and Highland Survivor: the story of the Far North Line – and most recently, Border Union Dream: the inside story of Britain’s boldest railway preservation bid.
As usual we meet at 7:30 pm in the Abbey Church Halls, all welcome.
21st February 2019
The Annual General Meeting of the Dunfermline Historical Society will take place at 7:30 pm in the Abbey Church Halls. It will be immediately followed by a talk “Ye Jacobites By Name” by Donald Smith.
Donald is a founding member of the Scottish Storytelling Forum, Edinburgh’s Guid Crack Club and is currently Director of TRACS (Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland) which brings together Scotland’s traditional arts. He also curates two Festivals: TradFest in the spring and the Scottish International Storytelling Festival in the autumn.
Thursday 7th Feb
At 5:30 pm in the Dunfermline Library, Sue Mowat will give a talk on
the myths and facts concerning the Graveyard of Dunfermline Abbey, garnered from her extensive research, including archaeological investigation.
Full details available at The Abbey Graveyard
17th January 2019
Dunfermline Historical Society
The Queen Anne Singers
“A Burns Celebration”
This season’s members only night takes the form of a musical Celebration of Robert Burns. We are delighted to welcome back Nancy Crook and the ladies of the Queen Anne Singers, who gave such a wonderful concert at our Christmas Party in 2017. For this year’s Burns programme they will be joined by the much lauded Baritone, Ivor Klayman. Ivor is a lawyer by day but he is also well known as an amateur and semi professional operatic performer who has sung many roles across his musical career.
Our usual Members Night light refreshments will be served during what should be a very enjoyable evening’s entertainment.