Interested in Scottish heritage, family or local history?

The Scottish Local History Forum is the umbrella organisation for all individuals and organisations interested in local history in Scotland. It publishes a journal three times a year, organises an annual conference in the autumn, campaigns on behalf of local history, compiles occasional reference works, and generally keeps those involved in local history in touch with Scottish activities.

  • Are you interested in the history of your local community?
  • Do you want to know more about local history in Scotland?
  • Are you a member of a local history society?
  • Would you like to know more about historical sources?
  • Would you like to write for a popular local history journal?

Find out more about joining Scottish Local History Forum: Join SLHF

Get involved! Contribute articles and news, promote your organisation and events, join the Advisory Committee, or become a Trustee. Create an entry in our Directory of Scottish local history resources.

Upcoming Events

22 September, 2023 (All day) All about that Place
23 September, 2023 - 10:00 Dancing in Edinburgh Through Scottish Enlightenment
27 September, 2023 - 19:00 In Time with the Past
28 September, 2023 - 19:30 Fairlie's secret war
28 September, 2023 - 19:30 A Walk Down Edinburgh's High Street
29 September, 2023 - 19:30 The Forgotten Boatbuilders of the East Neuk
30 September, 2023 - 11:00 Dancing through the Scottish Enlightenment
3 October, 2023 - 18:30 The 18th-century Edinburgh Orphan Hospital
4 October, 2023 - 19:30 Scotland's Suffragettes
7 October, 2023 - 10:00 Banffshire Fowk
9 October, 2023 - 19:30 Heart of Glass
12 October, 2023 - 18:00 Archaeology and Provan Hall

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Get in touch via our online contact form.