Monday, 28 July 2008

Forthcoming Scottish lectures and events for August

Short and sweet this month, as everybody is away on holiday!

CONFERENCE - The Hebridean Contribution to UK Military History
The Islands Book Trust
Mon 11th - Wednesday 13th August 2008, The Old School, Shawbost, Isle of Lewis

Appin Show
Appin Historical Society will have a marquee at the show
Sat 16th August 2008
The 21st Blackhouse will be on show in the AHS marquee; if you can spare an hour during the day to help on the stand, please let the Chairman know. Publications will be on sale.

Scottish Group Meeting
Western Australia Genealogical Society Inc.
Sun 17th Aug 2008, 2.00pm, at Unit 4, 48 May Street, Bayswater.

Annual General Meeting
Tay Valley Family History Society (members only)
August 20th 2008, 7.15pm at the University of Abertay, Bell Street, Dundee

Perth & Kinross Family History Fair
Perth & Kinross Council
Saturday, August 23rd 2008, 10.00am - 4.00pm - A. K. Bell Library, Perth Museum & Art Gallery, and Perth Family History Centre
This is a packed day of events - for more information, please visit the following website:
Perth & Kinross Family History Fair
Incidentally, as a part of this event I will be giving a one hour demonstration on how to use the website at the A. K. Bell Library from 10.00am - 11.00am. If you are a reader of this blog, do say hi!

Faclan - The 3rd Hebridean Book Festival
The Islands Book Trust
Mon 25th August - Sat 30th August 2008 - An Lanntair, Stornoway, and various other venues
Details TBA

Opening of the ScotlandsPeople Centre
ScotlandsPeople Centre
Mon 25th August 2008 - partial opening.
Free search sessions from 10.00am - 12.00pm and 2.00pm - 4.00pm followed by a short tour and talk on the centre and its records. Sessions must be booked.
Further information will appear at in the near future.

Tracing Scottish Ancestors - one day workshop
Western Australia Genealogical Society Inc. (Scottish Interest Group)
Sun 31st August 2008, Registration 9.00am, WAGS Unit 4, 5 & 6, 48 May Street, Bayswater

Exhibition - Imprentit: 500 Years of the Scottish Printed Word
National Library of Scotland
Fri 27th June to Sun 12th October - George IV Bridge Building, National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh
An exhibition blog at gives a week by week programme of events that tie in with this exhibition.

Scotland's Greatest Story
Professional family history research & genealogical problem solving

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