The Galashiels Local History Society.
    Established 1948 Charity No SC034141


Summer Syllabus 2017

17th May               Guided Tour of the Burgh Chambers    John Gray
Meet at War Memorial at 6.30 pm.

18th July               Guided Tour Abbotsford Gardens         Pippa Coles
                              Meet at the visitor centre, Abbotsford at 6.30 pm.

20th August           Guided Tour of Stobs Camp         Andrew Jepson         
Meet at Galashiels library at 12.15, or 1.00pm at Stobs, 
                                               (exact location at the camp to be confirmed).

 Winter Syllabus 2017-18
To be finalised

All meetings are held on a Wednesday in the Volunteer Hall,

 Galashiels at 7.30pm unless stated otherwise.




4th October          Opening Night, Slide Show                     Murray Dickson


18th October         To be confirmed


8th November       The Soutra Plateau - Part 1, West of the A68   Henry Borthwick  

15th November      The Remarkable Life of Mary Lee Milne:  Shona Sinclair

                             Her adventures with the Scottish Women’s Hospital during the Great War

                                            Joint meeting with Selkirk Antiquarian Society

                                            7.30 pm at Selkirk Parish Church Hall


22nd November    Sculpting The Past                                   Alison Martin

                                              Exploring the Art and History of George Sutherland and Sons, Sculptors, Galashiels


13th December     Saving and Sharing Project                     Morag Cockburn, Live Borders


10th January         Bring Along Night                                      Committee

                             Members or guests may bring any item or photograph to show.


24th January         The Impact of the First World War on      David Smale

                               Policing in the Scottish Borders


7th February         Jimmy Curran:                                           Craig Statham

                              From the Eastlands Cemetery to the Stadio  Olimpico.


14th March             “Lifting the Veil on Past Lives”                      Margaret Fox
Looking at our ancestors’ wills and testaments.


28th March           To be confirmed

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