DRYMEN and DISTRICT LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY

Programme 2019 to 2020

Our winter 2019 to 2020 programme will start on Thursday 26 September. The details are given below. All standard meetings are held in Drymen Village Hall at 7.45 pm on Thursday evenings. In the event of severe weather, please phone the Secretary to see if this has affected the arrangements.

Due to the Coronavirus concerns we have cancelled the March and April 2020 meetings. We hope we will be able to hear Christina Noble's talk on Ardkinglas at a later date. We hope to be able to present a series of talks starting January 2021 but this is dependent on the restrictions in place at that time. We will update this page when we have more information.

The committee wish to thank those members who have paid a subscription for the 2020/21 membership year and those who have made additional donations to our funds. As we have no finalised programme at present we are not issuing membership cards at this time. Your self-addressed envelopes will be retained and used to send out membership cards with the future programme whenever this becomes possible.

Winter Talks Programme 2019 to 2020

All meetings will be held in the Village Hall, Drymen at 7.45 pm.

Thursday 26 September 2019
Professor Paul Bishop, "Tobacco lord, John Glassford and the poor coal-getters from Drymen".
Thursday 24 October 2019
Professor Richard Oram will give an illustrated talk on "From Golden Age to Little Ice Age: climate-change, crop failures and disease in Medieval Scotland".
Thursday 28 November 2019
Alan McBride, Country Park Ranger at Mugdock will give an illustrated talk on "The Elephant, the Marquis and the Castle".
Thursday 23 January 2020
Bob Will will present "Ongoing research on St Kilda", a talk on work undertaken by GUARD Archaeology.
Thursday 27 February 2020
Robert Reynolds will speak to us on "The Story of Culcreuch Castle".
Thursday 26 March 2020 Due to the Coronavirus concerns this meeting has been cancelled
Christina Noble will give an illustrated talk on her book "Ardkinglas: the biography of a Highland Estate".
Thursday 23 April 2020 Due to the Coronavirus concerns this meeting has been cancelled
Members' night and AGM. Short talks by members of the Society with wine and cheese followed by our short AGM.