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December 2017 Diary Dates

Wednesday 6th

Kincardine Local History Group.                  2pm           The Community Centre

“Indian Peter”                Alec Shuttleworth


Wednesday 13th

Inverkeithing Local History Society.           7:30pm       The Townhouse, Townhall St.

Christmas Capers and Food


Thursday 14th

Dunfermline Historical Society.                  7:30pm       Abbey Church Halls

Christmas Party, with The Queen Anne Singers        (Members only)



December 2017 Meeting

Thursday 14th December

“Seasons Greetings”                  The Queen Anne Singers

As always, our Christmas Party is a members only event. As well as enjoying the usual refreshments, we are pleased to welcome the Queen Anne Singers, a highly regarded ladies choir, led by their accompanist, Nancy Crook. Their enchanting selection of Christmas carols is sure to set up the festive season in style!

The Queen Anne Singers perform at charity concerts throughout the year in Fife and Edinburgh, one highlight being the 70th Anniversary concert of the Battle of Britain in the Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh.

November 2017 Diary Dates

Thursday 30th Nov

Torryburn History Group,                     Torryburn Community Centre, at 7:30 on

George Robertson                    –             “Ralph Erskine – Secessionist Minister”


Tuesday 28th November




Rosyth Garden City Association

is staging a  “Life in Rosyth during World War II” exhibition for the Primary 7s who are studying WWII as part of their curriculum. The venue is Rosyth Parish Church and runs from Monday 6th until Thursday 9th November. Films and exhibits from WWII on show.

The exhibition will be open to members of the public on Wednesday 8th November from 6pm – 8pm


Kincardine Local History Group

Meetings are held in the Hepburn Room in the Community Centre

Wednesday 8th November 2017

Eleanor Young                            Logie Kirk – The First 1000 Years


Kelty Heritage Group

Meetings are held at the Kelty Community Centre at 7:00 pm

Thursday 9th November

George Robertson             The Rev Ralph Erskine – Secessionist Minister of Dunfermline

November 2017 Meeting

16th November 2017

“Dunfermline/Trondheim Connection”                                  by Gifford Lind

Gifford Lind is the Honorary Convenor of the Dunfermline-Trondheim Twinning Association. Originally from Greenock, Gifford has lived in Dunfermline since 1974. In his professional life he was employed in the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations, working on projects for central and local government, and the EU. He also spent time working as a lecturer in Corporate Planning at Napier College/Polytechnic, before becoming self employed and pursuing his interests in folk music and community song.

The Twinning Association was established in 1997 with the aim of promoting and fostering friendship and understanding between the people of Dunfermline and Trondheim. We are looking forward to learning more about the historic connections between our cities.

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 third meeting of the session.


June Trip 2018, Update

June Trip

All members should by now have received your letter containing details of this trip. Would all those wishing to join please return your forms and deposit to Elaine by Friday 27th October, as we have to pay the hotel deposit  by the end of the month.

This will be 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.


April Trip

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

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