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 Locationsort descending Member Organisation
7 Oct 2023 - 10:00 Banffshire Fowk Cullen Banffshire Field Club
13 Apr 2023 - 19:30 Gullane and Dirleton History Society Annual General Meeting Dirleton Gullane and Dirleton History Society
30 Mar 2023 - 19:30 The kindly sphagnum moss - moss collecting during WW1 DUMFRIES Other: Dumfriesshire and Galloway Natural History and Antiquarian Society
30 Aug 2023 (All day) Dundee Walk & Talk: Discover Point & Verdant Works Dundee SLHF
26 Mar 2023 - 16:00 Dancing through the Scottish Enlightenment Edinburgh Other: Edinburgh Adult Education Programme
24 May 2023 - 18:00 A History of Menstruation Edinburgh Other: Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
4 Apr 2023 - 18:45 The Trinity Collegiate Church and Hospital Edinburgh Morningside Heritage Association
14 Apr 2023 - 13:00 Kahneman, Tversky and Prince Charlie. Cognitive Biases that caused Culloden Inverness The 1745 Association
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
2 May 2023 (All day) Thirlestane Castle Volunteers Wanted Lauder
29 Mar 2023 - 18:30 The Lost Choir, royal tombs and Liturgy of Dunfermline Abbey, Fife Online Other: History Scotland
9 May 2023 - 18:30 Musical Life in 18th-century Edinburgh Online Other
19 Apr 2023 - 18:30 How to stage a 17th-century riot Online Other
9 May 2023 - 18:30 Musical life in 18th-century Edinburgh Online Other
24 Mar 2023 - 14:30 Friends of the Argyll Papers seminar - Elizabeth Gunning Online
27 Apr 2023 (All day) SLHF 2023 Annual Conference: Engineering, Science and Technology PERTH SLHF
24 Apr 2023 - 19:30 Plaque, Pestilences & Pox by Richard Oram Perth West Stormont Historical Society
3 Apr 2023 - 19:00 Bonnie Prince Charlie at War Stirling Other: The Battle of Bannockburn