Abertay Historical Society

About this Organisation

Abertay Historical Society was founded in 1947 and promotes interest in the history of Dundee, Angus, Fife and Perthshire. The Society organises public lectures in Dundee and elsewhere in the Abertay area on a variety of historical topics, as well as occasional special events including guided tours and conferences. We also support the work of other local heritage organisations.

Our forthcoming programme of events is in our website calendar: https://abertay.org.uk/events/category/events/. Most of our lectures are held at the University of Dundee, but we also hold special events around the area – previous venues include Kirriemuir Old Parish Church, St Andrews Preservation Trust Museum, the Meffan Institute in Forfar, the Fergusson Gallery in Perth and the Auld Kirk in Tayport. During the pandemic our talks have been loaded onto YouTube and followed by a live question and answer session on Zoom.

For those who cannot attend our talks, it is the Society’s publications which provide the greatest membership benefit. For many years the Society has published at least one book per year. These books are sent free to every member as soon as they are published. Remaining copies are then sold through booksellers and online to non-members: https://abertay.org.uk/buy-online/. Some of our out-of-print titles are now available in pdf form from the Publications section of the website: https://abertay.org.uk/downloads/.



Organisation Type

Local History Society/Association/Group


Matthew Jarron, General Secretary, Abertay Historical Society
Museum Services
University of Dundee
Dundee City

Other Information

Entry last updated: December 7th, 2021

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