Thursday, 24 September 2009

Forthcoming Scottish lectures and events - October 09

It's back! After several requests to do so, I've decided to reinstate the monthly news and events listings on the SGNE blog, now that I have a bit more time to breathe again! So with a new family history society lectures and events season upon us, here goes with some listngs for October:

Natural Gifts and Tenacious Memories, by Alasdair MacEachen (Gaelic and English)
The Islands Books Trust
Saturday 3 OCT 09, 8.30pm, St Mary’s Hall, Griminish, Benbecula

Open day
Alloway & Southern Ayrshire FHS
Saturday 3 OCT 09, 12.00pm-4.00pm, McKechnie Institute, Girvan

Fife Family History Fair

Saturday 3 OCT 09, 9.00am-5.00pm, Rothes Halls, Glenrothes

Regular Meeting
West Lothian FHS
6 OCT 2009, Connolly House, Blackburn

Visit to Burns Monument Centre (talk and tour)
Alloway & Southern Ayrshire Family History Society
Wednesday 7 OCT 09, Meet at 2pm, Burns Monument Centre, Kilmarnock

ScotlandsPeople, by Paul Parr
Lanarkshire FHS
Thursday 8 OCT 09, 7.00pm, GLO Centre, Muir Street, Motherwell (check out the swanky new website by the way!)

The life of George Inkster D.C.M., by Norman Logie
Orkney FHS
Thursday 8 OCT 09, 7.30pm, Supper Room, Kirkwall Town Hall

Robert Burns, by J. Gibson
East Ayrshire FHS
Thursday 8 OCT 09, 7.30pm, Gateway Centre, Foregate Square, Kilmarnock at

The Registrars Office at Peterhead by Shirley Dickie, and Poor Law Registers, by Rita Gordon
The Family History Society of Buchan
Friday 9 OCT 09 – 7.00pm, Arbuthnot House, Peterhead

Family and Local History Fair
Moray and Nairn FHS
Saturday 10 OCT 2009, 10.00am - 4.30pm, Elgin Town Hall

Impact of Empire on Scots Heraldry: Quest and Conquest, by Mark D. Dennis
The Scottish Genealogy Society
Monday 12 OCT 09, 7.30pm, Augustine Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh

Post Graduate in Genealogical Studies - A Student View, by Audrey Brown
Fife FHS
Tuesday 13 OCT 09, 7.30pm, Methil Institute, Fisher Street, Methil

Council Meeting
West Lothian FHS
Tuesday 13 Oct 2009, Blackburn CC

The Hidden High Street (pt 1), by George Fox
Lochaber and North Argyll Family History Group
Tuesday 13 OCT 09, 7.30pm, Fort William Library, Fort William

Largs & North Ayrshire FHS
Tuesday 13 OCT 09, 7.30pm, Community Room, Largs Library, Allanpark Street, Largs

Railways of Midlothian, by Jeff Hurst
Lothians FHS
Wednesday 14 OCT 09, 7.00pm, Lasswade High School Centre, Eskdale Drive, Bonnyrigg, Midlothian, EH19 2LA

Unlocking the Medicine Chest: Records at University of Dundee, by Caroline Brown
Central Scotland FHS
Wednesday 14 OCT 09, 7:30pm, Smith Museum and Art Gallery, Dumbarton Road, Stirling

Glasgow University Archives – family history sources
Alloway & Southern Ayrshire FHS
Thursday 15 OCT 09, 7.45pm, Alloway Church Hall

Scottish Military Research Group, by Adam Brown
Renfrewshire FHS
Thursday, 15 OCT 09, 7.30pm, Paisley Museum, High Street, Paisley

Ancestral Breakthroughs (Members)
Anglo-Scottish FHS
Saturday 17 OCT 09, 2.00pm, Society library, Clayton House, Piccadilly, Manchester M1 2AQ

The History of Cove Bay, by Douglas Gray
Aberdeen and NE Scotland FHS
Saturday 17 OCT 09 2.30pm Aberdeen Unitarian Church, 43a Skene Terrace, Aberdeen AB10 1RN

The Scottish Diaspora, by Billy Kay
Largs & North Ayrshire FHS (Joint Meeting with Largs Historical Society)
Monday 19 OCT 09, 7.30pm, Session House, St. Columba’s Church, Largs

The Surnames of Scotland, by Ian Fraser
Glasgow & West of Scotland FHS
Monday 19 OCT 09, 7.30pm Lecture Theatre No. 1 of the Boyd Orr Building, Glasgow University, University Avenue, Hillhead, Glasgow

Evening Visit to New Register House
West Lothian FHS
Tuesday 20 Oct 2009, New Register House, Edinburgh

Who do you think you are (Members)
Troon @ Ayrshire Family History Society
Tuesday 20 OCT 09, Troon Public Library, South Beach, Troon, Ayrshire, KA10 6EF (believed to be 7.30pm)

Crofting and a European Future, by Charles Kennedy MP (Angus MacLeod Memorial Lecture)
The Islands Books Trust
Thursday 22 OCT 09, Pairc School, Gravir

Family Connections: The Killing of the Red Fox, by Ian Nimmo
North Perthshire Family History Group
Thursday 22 OCT 09, 7.30 pm, The Tryst Hall, behind the Church, off West Moulin Road, Pitlochry

Drop in session
Troon @ Ayrshire Family History Society
Saturday 24 Oct 09, 1.00pm-3.00pm, Troon Library

Border Abbeys, by Rollo Duncan,
Borders FHS
Sunday, 25 OCT 09, 2.30 pm, Corn Exchange & Ormiston Institute, Market Square, Melrose, TD6 9PN

St Kilda to Australia - the story of the migration to Port Philip in 1852-53, by Professor Eric Richards
The Islands Books Trust
Monday 26 OCT 09, 8.00pm, Taigh Chearsabhagh, Lochmaddy

Inverclyde Waulking Songs Group, by Frances Dunlop
Renfrewshire FHS
Tuesday, 27 OCT 09, R.A.F.A. HQ., 11a Ardgowan Square, Greenock (no time given)

2010 Conference Meeting
West Lothian FHS
Tuesday 27 Oct 2009, Blackburn CC

Caithness FHS
Wednesday 28 OCT 09, Caithness Horizons, Thurso Town Hall (no time listed)

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