Treasures from the Archives

Dunfermline Historical Society

16th November 2023 at 7:30pm

Sharron McColl will speak to us on “Treasures from the Archives – Local History at Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries”

As usual we meet in the Abbey Church Halls, Abbey Park Place, Dunfermline and all will be welcome. Many of you will know Sharron, who is the Local Studies Supervisor at the DCLG from where she has assisted in the research for many of the articles published on this website. She has also spoken to us before, most recently in 2017, when her excellent talk told us the History of the Carnegie Hall.

First Meeting of the 2023/2024 Season

Dunfermline Historical Society

21st September 2023, 7:30 pm

Abbey Church Halls

Our new programme begins on 21st September 2023 when Bruce Keith will present his talk on Scottish Milestones “Are We Nearly There Yet?” Bruce has spoken to us previously, when in 2018 he presented “Bridgescapes”, which was greatly enjoyed by those of us present. His talk was based on his book of the same name and he has recently completed a new book, on milestones and mileposts. Bruce is a Chartered Surveyor and Chartered Environmentalist with a lifelong interest in the history of Scotland’s built and natural heritage. As usual we meet in the Abbey Church Halls at 7:30pm and welcome all returning members and visitors.

The Athens of the North

Dunfermline Historical Society Meeting

18th May 2023, 7:30pm

Abbey Church Hall, Abbey Park Place, Dunfermline.

Eric Melvin will present “The Athens of the North”

Eric is a well known Edinburgh local historian. Since retiring from a long and varied career in education he now spends his time sharing his knowledge and love of Edinburgh via guided walks, talks and a number of books, including “A Walk down the Royal Mile”. He is an excellent speaker and as usual, all will be welcome for this, the last talk of the season.

DHS April 2023 Meeting

20th April 2023

Abbey Church Halls, Abbey Park Place

7:30pm, doors open 7pm

The Abdication of 1936 and the real Wallace Simpson

Roy Johnstone

Roy is a very popular speaker who is becoming a regular presenter to the DHS. He has been fascinated by history all his life and, since retiring from a career in the law, has developed and presented a wide range of talks on many historical topics ranging from Mary, Queen of Scots to the more recent history covered in this month’s talk. I’m sure many of you will remember how entertaining Roy’s talk last year on Bonnie Prince Charlie was.