Talks

December 2022 Meeting

Dunfermline Historical Society

8th Dec. 2022, 7:30 pm

“The Stuart Widows” by Susan Morrison

Susan Morrison is well known to the members to the Dunfermline Historical Society. She presents Time Travels on BBC Radio Scotland, and has spoken to us before, when in December 2018, she told us the story of the 18th Century “witch”, Lilias Adie. We are absolutely delighted to have her back, presenting a talk which was re-arranged from November.

As usual we meet in the Abbey Church Halls, Abbey Park Place, and non-members are very welcome.

November 2022 Meeting

Dunfermline Historical Society

17th Nov. 2022, 7:30 pm

“The Stuart Widows” by Susan Morrison

Susan Morrison is well known to the members to the Dunfermline Historical Society. She presents Time Travels on BBC Radio Scotland, and has spoken to us before, when in December 2018, she told us the story of the 18th Century “witch”, Lilias Adie. We are absolutely delighted to have her back.

As usual we meet in the Abbey Church Halls, Abbey Park Place, and non-members are very welcome.

October 2022 Meeting

20th October, 7:30pm

Abbey Church Halls, Abbey Park Place.

This month we have Jim Leishman, who will be giving us his talk “From Ball to Chain”.

Footballer, renowned Football Manager, local politician and Provost, for all of us who are familiar with Dunfermline, Jim really is someone who needs no introduction and after several Covid delays, we are delighted that he is joining us this month.

The Lowland Canals

Our first meeting of the new session is on Thursday, 15th September, when Ian Scott will speak on “The Lowland Canals”.

Ian Scott was Assistant Principal at Falkirk College and has been Director and National Chairman of the Saltire Society.  Ian’s main interest is the history of the Falkirk area and he was a founder member of Falkirk Local History Society. He has written several books on the subject including Falkirk: a History published in 2006 and over 400 historical articles for the Falkirk Herald.

Ian has visited us before when, in October 2019, he spoke on James Watt.

As usual, we meet in the Abbey Church Halls at 7:30pm and visitors will be welcome.

May 2022 Meeting

Dunfermline Historical Society

Thursday 19th May 2022, 7:30 pm (Doors open 7pm)

Abbey Church Halls, Abbey Park Place, Dunfermline
Excavations at Finlaggan, Islay, the Centre of the Lordship of the Isles
by Dr David Caldwell

Dr Caldwell is an archaeologist who has a strong interest in the medieval history of the Western Isles. He directed major excavations at Finlaggan, the island in a loch on Islay where the Lordship of the Isles was centred. He worked at the National Museum of Scotland for 38 years and was Keeper of two curatorial departments. He has published over 100 papers and articles and seven books and is currently the President of The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.