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 July, 2024 - 17:00 Inside the justiciary court records: criminal law, legal sources, and the administration
23 July, 2024 - 18:30 Kirkcudbright Town Walk
24 July, 2024 - 19:00 Kirkyard Trail
30 July, 2024 - 18:30 Kirkcudbright History Society
31 July, 2024 - 14:30 Kirkyard Trail
31 July, 2024 - 19:30 Talk: The Crail Sea Box: Charity, Sailors, and the Sea, 1634-1952
6 August, 2024 - 18:30 Kirkcudbright History Society
7 August, 2024 - 19:00 Kirkyard Trail
13 August, 2024 - 18:30 Kirkcudbright Town Walks
14 August, 2024 - 12:00 Public Tours: 250th anniversary of General Register House
14 August, 2024 - 14:30 Kirkyard Trail
10 September, 2024 - 20:15 The early censuses of Dingwall

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