The Galashiels Local History Society.
    Established 1948 Charity No SC034141


Summer Syllabus 2017

20th August           Guided Tour of Stobs Camp                 Andrew Jepson         
                              Meet at Galashiels library at 12.15, or 1.00pm at Stobs, 
Directions to the Stobs Camp meeting point

 The nearest postcode is TD9 9UQ.

To be more specific the entrance into the camp is from grid reference NT 506 100.

 If you head south out of Hawick on the B6399 towards Newcastleton about 4 miles down you will pass Acreknowe Farm on your right. You will then pass pig huts in a field on your right and then more pig huts on your left.

At the next bend in the road you will see a War Memorial on the right hand side.

Turn right at the War Memorial & head up this single track road.

 You will pass another farm on your right and will then drive under the railway viaduct. You cannot miss the viaduct! Further up you will pass a sign for Stobs Station House (on a gate) on your left. Keep on up the hill.

 You will then emerge from the tree cover.

 Go over a cattle grid and you should then see my car just on the left. It is a gold/bronze-coloured Volvo. This is marked as the 'Meeting Point' below. Park here, but please do not block the track way.


 Winter Syllabus 2017-18

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         Choice Border Ballads                            Poppy Holden

                              from Ettrick and Yarrow


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           The Great Tapestry                                          Margaret Skea




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