|Thurs 20th Sep
“Enlightenment Edinburgh: The 18th century town and its
thinkers, viewed from the bottom of a beer glass!” - Denis
As we visit the taverns of today we recall the ideas that
changed the world.
|Thurs 18th Oct
"The Controversy of the Robert Burns Pistols" -
Alison has been researching a set of antique guns in the
Robert Burns Birthplace Museum collection that are believed
to have links to Burns. She will be telling us all about the
fascination results of her work
|Thurs 15th Nov
“Falkirk Wheel and Millennium Link” - George
The Forth & Clyde canal is the World's oldest sea to sea
canal but since its closure in the early sixties it fell
into neglect and near ruin with 33 physical obstructions
blocking its navigation. The Millennium Link project
celebrated the dawn of the new millennium by reopening this
historic gem and created as its centrepiece the
forward-looking Falkirk Wheel to link it to the historic but
derelict Union Canal. George was the Engineer in charge of
the design and construction of the project and, working with
a Dundee architectural practice, the Wheel is his brainchild
- as is the equally magnificent Kelpies at the canal's link
to the Forth at Grangemouth. He is a Structural engineer by
profession and has received the Brunel Medal for the Wheel.
|Thurs 13th Dec
Members only quiz
night with cheese and wine (and fruit juice!)
Just for fun!
|Thurs 17th Jan
“Cliff and the Shadows: Music
of the 60s” – (followed by cheese and wine)
A group of enthusiastic musicians, “The Silver Shads”,
will be playing live with a light historical commentary on
the Cliff Richard, The Shadows and other artists of the
period. Followed by chees and wine refreshments.
|Thurs 21st Feb
“The Street Names of Ayr” - Rob Close
Rob has published a book on this subject and will be
exploring the fascinating origin of the names of some of the
streets in Alloway, Ayr and linked to Burns.
|Thurs 21st Mar
2019||“Burns in Glasgow”
- Chris Waddell |
We hear so much about
Robert Burns and Edinburgh, Dumfries, Ayrshire, and other
locations, but less so about his connection to Glasgow.
Chris will be putting us right on that matter.
|Thurs 18th Apr
“A Potted History of Ceramics” - John Rattenbury
5000 years of pottery from pre-historic coil pots to
|Thurs 16th May
AGM, followed by “Update on Portencross Castle” -
Isabel Garrett (followed by cheese and wine)
After the AGM, Isabel will be updating us on the beautiful
and important castle at Portencross, where she is a guide
and trustee. Refreshments will follow.
|Sat 9th June
Members only - Summer outing to be arranged
We will be sending out details nearer the day.