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
Web: http://www.theislandsbooktrust.com/events/documents/PROGRAMME-ISLANDHEROES.pdf

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.
E-mail: appinhistorical@btinternet.com
Web: www.appinhistoricalsociety.co.uk


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


Annual General Meeting
Tay Valley Family History Society (members only)
August 20th 2008, 7.15pm at the University of Abertay, Bell Street, Dundee
Web: www.tayvalleyfhs.org.uk


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 Ancestry.co.uk 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
Web: www.theislandsbooktrust.com/events


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 www.scotlandspeoplehub.gov.uk 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
Web: www.wags.org.au/groups/sigscotcourse.htm


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 http://www.nls.uk/blogs/500years/ gives a week by week programme of events that tie in with this exhibition.


Chris

www.ScotlandsGreatestStory.co.uk
Scotland's Greatest Story
Professional family history research & genealogical problem solving

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