Events

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

Use the search boxes below to search titles by keyword or search by town/city: or you can sort by clicking on Location or Member Organisation. You can also view by month on the Calendar.

Start Date Title Locationsort descending Member Organisation
7 Oct 2023 - 10:00 Banffshire Fowk Cullen Banffshire Field Club
2 Feb 2023 - 19:30 East Lothian: the crucible of Scottish glass industry in the 17th and 18th century Dirleton Gullane and Dirleton History Society
2 Feb 2023 - 19:30 The historic wells and springs of Dumfries and Galloway DUMFRIES Other: Dumfriesshire and Galloway Natural History and Antiquarian Society
16 Feb 2023 - 19:30 Historic Dumfries Architecture - an in-depth look at some key buildings in the town centre DUMFRIES Other: Dumfriesshire and Galloway Natural History and Antiquarian Society
2 Mar 2023 - 19:30 Members' Lectures DUMFRIES Other: Dumfriesshire and Galloway Natural History and Antiquarian Society
16 Mar 2023 - 19:30 A beautiful breed of little horses on the shore of the Solway Firth - The romance and reality of the Galloway Nag DUMFRIES Other: Dumfriesshire and Galloway Natural History and Antiquarian Society
30 Mar 2023 - 19:30 The kindly sphagnum moss - moss collecting during WW1 DUMFRIES Other: Dumfriesshire and Galloway Natural History and Antiquarian Society
9 Feb 2023 - 18:00 Skin: A Layered History Exhibition Launch Edinburgh
12 Feb 2023 - 16:00 Dancing through the Scottish Enlightenment Edinburgh Other: Edinburgh Adult Education Programme
26 Feb 2023 - 16:00 Dancing through the Scottish Enlightenment Edinburgh Other: Edinburgh Adult Education Programme
12 Mar 2023 - 16:00 Dancing through the Scottish Enlightenment Edinburgh Other: Edinburgh Adult Education Programme
26 Mar 2023 - 16:00 Dancing through the Scottish Enlightenment Edinburgh Other: Edinburgh Adult Education Programme
15 Feb 2023 - 19:00 Scottish Historic Schools: The Architecture of Burgh Schools, Academies and Educational Institutions before 1880 Edinburgh Old Edinburgh Club
15 Mar 2023 - 19:00 Networked Edinburgh 1800-1820 and the Stamp Office Story Edinburgh Old Edinburgh Club
22 Feb 2023 - 19:30 The History of Amisfield Gardens in Haddington Gullane Gullane and Dirleton History Society
1 Feb 2023 - 19:30 Looking at Ben Lomond's Human History Kinlochard Loch Ard Local History Group
1 Mar 2023 - 19:30 Reminiscences of Strathard Kinlochard Loch Ard Local History Group
5 Apr 2023 - 19:30 Witchcraft in the Stirling area Kinlochard Loch Ard Local History Group
2 Feb 2023 - 19:30 ‘Research and records using the Commonwealth War Graves Commission archives’ - Grant Pinkerton (CWGC) Kirkintilloch Kirkintilloch and District Society of Antiquaries
2 Mar 2023 - 19:30 ‘It started with Rob Roy: film making in the Trossachs, 1911 – 1953’ - James Kennedy Kirkintilloch Kirkintilloch and District Society of Antiquaries
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
23 Feb 2023 - 10:00 Connecting Conversations: Heritage Tangible and Intangible Oban
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
27 Apr 2023 (All day) SLHF 2023 Annual Conference: Engineering, Science and Technology PERTH SLHF
30 Jan 2023 - 00:15 Steam Fever & Madness: the Making of Murthly by Paul McLennan Perth West Stormont Historical Society
27 Feb 2023 - 19:30 Bridgescapes by Bruce Keith Perth West Stormont Historical Society
24 Apr 2023 - 19:30 Plaque, Pestilences & Pox by Richard Oram Perth West Stormont Historical Society
6 Feb 2023 - 19:00 Rosslyn Chapel: Experiencing Worship in Late Medieval Scotland Stirling Other: The Battle of Bannockburn