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.
We are also planning a day trip for late April. Details will be available later in the season.
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
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
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.
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
Saturday 7th October
At 2:30 pm Sharron McColl will present “The History of the Carnegie Hall”, in the Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline.