Upcoming family history talks and events in Scotland, 28 March - 3 April 2016
Note that there may be a small charge for some of these events, and some may be for members only. We will be publishing lists of upcoming talks and events regularly - if you are organising a talk or event relating to Scottish genealogy or history, please let us know and we will be happy to add your events to our list.
Monday, April 4 2016, 6.30 pm
From Abbotsford to Sanna Bheag, the vernacular revival in Scotland
Venue: St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church, 13 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PA
Simon Green is an architectural historian working in the Survey and Recording Section of Historic Environment Scotland. This involves examining, investigating and recording buildings throughout Scotland. He is also researching the architecture of the Baronial and the Arts and Crafts Movement in Scotland. He has published Dumfries House, an architectural story in 2014. He is the President of the Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland.
Monday, April 4 2016, 7.30 pm
Following the Drum - the Life of Military Wives and Families from Feudal Times
Venue: John Knox Church Hall, High Street, Stewarton
Monday, April 4 2016, 8 pm
Venue: Dreghorn Loan Hall, Colinton, EH13 0DE
Tuesday, April 5 2016, 6.45 pm for 7.15 pm
The Monuments and War Memorials of Edinburgh
Paul McAuley, Museums Collection Centre
Venue: Morningside Parish Church Hall
Tuesday, April 5 2016, 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Pre-1841 'Censuses' and other population listings
Venue: Lanthorn Community Education Complex, Kenilworth Rise, Livingston EH54 6JL
Tuesday, April 5 2016, 7.30 pm
Roy, Wade, Wolfe et al: Military Road Builders in Scotland
Venue: Fairweather Hall, Barrhead Road, Newton Mearns, G77 6BB
‘Had you seen these Roads before they were made, You would lift up your hands and bless General Wade.'
Thursday, April 7 2016, 1.00 pm
Art in Dundee
Matthew Jarron, Curator, Dundee University
Venue: Glasite Hall, St. Andrew’s Church, King Street, Dundee
Thursday, April 7 2016, 7.30 pm
The Battle of Halidon Hill
Venue: Eildon Centre, Berwickshire District Council, Victoria Pl, Coldstream, Berwickshire TD12 4AD
Thursday, April 7 2016, 7.30 pm
AGM and presentation
Venue: Dirleton Kirk Hall
Saturday, April 9 2016, 7.30 pm
Do you know what’s under your feet? (Part 2)
Venue: Queens Hall, Charlestown, KY11 3EG
Preceded by AGM. HMS Tralair and the Hawkcraig Admiralty Experimental Establishment Station are Aberdour’s best kept wartime secret. It was home to a bustling wartime research station and vanguard of the fight to protect Britain’s shores from the deadly threat of U-boats. Other than two or three shattered concrete hut bases and the crumbling ruins of an old pier, nothing remains of the once bustling station. During its short period in operation, major technological advances were achieved in the battle against the German U-boat, and around 4,000 officers and men were trained there. Diana is a member of the Aberdour Cultural Association and is author of their first published book “Listen Up! ”. Diana’s book draws together information from local and national records along with personal recollections of the people who worked around the base.
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