Tuesday 9th April 2019
7:30 pm. Dollar Academy Dining Hall.
At Dollar History Society, Professor Robert Bartlett of St Andrews University will speak on “Saint Margaret of Scotland”
18th April 2019
Dunfermline Historical Society, 7:30 pm
Prof. Richard Oram, “Quite Happy – The Diary of James Fyffe a Cattle Dealer 1836 – 40”
Professor Oram is Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and Professor of Medieval and Environmental history at the University of Stirling. A graduate of St Andrews University, he worked in commercial property before returning to academia as an honorary lecturer in History at Aberdeen. His research interests include; Environmental History of the North Atlantic region, epidemic disease and its associated social impacts in medieval and early modern Scotland, lordship and landscape in medieval Britain and Ireland and Monastic landscapes in northern Europe c.1100-c.1350. In 2008 he was appointed to the Historic Environment Advisory Council for Scotland, which provides advice to Scottish Ministers on aspects of policy and public engagement in the sector.
We meet at the Abbey Church Halls as usual and all visitors are warmly welcome.
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.