Events

SLHF Conferences attract a variety of interested parties and are held in locations around Scotland. The AGM and a conference are held in the autumn and we also aim to hold a spring activity, such as workshop, fair or conference.

Recent Conference Subjects

Local History in the 5-14 Curriculum | Scottish Interiors | Scots Abroad | Sources for Scottish Local History | Maps for Local History | Scottish Childhoods | The Scottish Landed Estate | Scottish Burghs | The Statistical Accounts of Scotland | Scotland and Slavery | Perspectives on the Past | Scotland's Horticultural Heritage | A Zest for Information!: Sir John Sinclair's contribution to Scottish Local History | Travellers, Turnpikes & Tar: 1000 years of Scotland's Roads | For Reliefe of the Pure & Impotent: welfare in Scotland before the welfare state | Salt, Sun & Shivering: Scots at the Seaside 1750-2000 | Trades & Crafts in Scotland, medieval to modern | Crime & Punishment | Down to the Sea in Ships | Safe as Houses - Scotland's defensive buildings through time | Fairs, Fetes & Festivals | After the War Is Over - The Legacy of WW1 | Seeing the Wood for the Trees | Taking Part: Aspects of Scottish Sports and Pastimes

Volunteers to help with Forum activities, and suggestions for topics and venues for future events are always welcome.

Upcoming Events

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Start Date Title Location Member Organisation
8 Dec 2022 - 17:15 Arctic Collections Close Up & Talk Old Aberdeen University of Aberdeen Museums & Special Collections
13 Dec 2022 - 20:15 Drivers of industry and occupations in our "one-place" study areas online Other: Society for One-Place Studies
14 Dec 2022 - 19:30 The Resort of All Amorous Couples: Thomas Telford's Toll-house at Alison's Bank, Gretna Online Kirkcudbright History Society
16 Dec 2022 - 19:30 ‘The most chaste and correct specimen of its style in the kingdom’: Joseph Bonomi the Elder (1739 – 1808) and Rosneath House - online seminar Online
11 Jan 2023 - 18:30 Rebellious alliances in late medieval Scotland: A legacy of the Declaration of Arbroath? Online Other: History Scotland
11 Jan 2023 - 19:30 Bringing a Graveyard to Life Kinlochard Loch Ard Local History Group
12 Jan 2023 - 19:30 ‘The history of Mavis Valley – a mining village near Bishopbriggs’ Carol Primrose Kirkintilloch Kirkintilloch and District Society of Antiquaries
16 Jan 2023 - 19:30 Illustrating your Family History with Postcards Edinburgh
19 Jan 2023 - 19:30 Eruption of the Solway Moss in 1771 DUMFRIES Other: Dumfriesshire and Galloway Natural History and Antiquarian Society
1 Feb 2023 - 19:30 Looking at ben Lomond's Human History Kinlochard Loch Ard Local History Group
2 Feb 2023 - 19:30 The historic wells and springs of Dumfries and Galloway DUMFRIES Other: Dumfriesshire and Galloway Natural History and Antiquarian Society
2 Feb 2023 - 19:30 ‘Research and records using the Commonwealth War Graves Commission archives’ - Grant Pinkerton (CWGC) Kirkintilloch Kirkintilloch and District Society of Antiquaries
16 Feb 2023 - 19:30 Historic Dumfries Architecture - an in-depth look at some key buildings in the town centre DUMFRIES Other: Dumfriesshire and Galloway Natural History and Antiquarian Society
1 Mar 2023 - 19:30 Reminiscences of Strathard Kinlochard Loch Ard Local History Group
2 Mar 2023 - 19:30 Members' Lectures DUMFRIES Other: Dumfriesshire and Galloway Natural History and Antiquarian Society
2 Mar 2023 - 19:30 ‘It started with Rob Roy: film making in the Trossachs, 1911 – 1953’ - James Kennedy Kirkintilloch Kirkintilloch and District Society of Antiquaries
16 Mar 2023 - 19:30 A beautiful breed of little horses on the shore of the Solway Firth - The romance and reality of the Galloway Nag DUMFRIES Other: Dumfriesshire and Galloway Natural History and Antiquarian Society
30 Mar 2023 - 19:30 The kindly sphagnum moss - moss collecting during WW1 DUMFRIES Other: Dumfriesshire and Galloway Natural History and Antiquarian Society
5 Apr 2023 - 19:30 Witchcraft in the Stirling area Kinlochard Loch Ard Local History Group
20 Apr 2023 - 19:30 Annual General Meeting and ‘Every contact leaves a trace, part 2’ - Louise Nixon Kirkintilloch Kirkintilloch and District Society of Antiquaries