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

6 December, 2023 - 19:30 The Millers and Their Clocks
7 December, 2023 - 19:30 East Lothian's Golfing History
11 December, 2023 - 19:30 Battle of Dunbar 1650
12 December, 2023 - 19:00 Gartmore and the Rural Legacies of Transatlantic Slavery
13 December, 2023 - 18:30 Katharine Atholl, Scotland’s first woman MP
13 December, 2023 - 19:30 The Galloway Levellers 1723/24. A Tercentenary Review.
14 December, 2023 - 18:00 Scottish Crannogs
14 December, 2023 - 19:00 Northumbrian institutions reconsidered: three upland communities in medieval Britain
10 January, 2024 - 19:30 Glen Finglas--A Changing Landscape
24 January, 2024 - 18:30 Robert Burns and the Kirk
25 January, 2024 - 19:30 The legacy of Robert Burns
7 February, 2024 - 19:30 The Drove Roads

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