Events

Dates for Your Diary 2017/2018

Non-CLHS events shown on grey background

Date

All events will be held at 8pm in Dreghorn Loan Hall, unless otherwise noted.

Monday 19 February 2018

Members’ Evening

Speakers: Andrew Paterson on his researches into a name on a bench in Colinton, and Alex Stewart giving a brief history of Colinton Cottage Homes.

Friday 23 February 2018

and multiple dates until

Sunday 18 March 2018

Walking Tour of Edinburgh's Curious Curiosities by Scottish Tourist Guides Association (STGA) Edinburgh Branch

 

2pm every Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 23 Feb and 18 Mar. Meet outside Scottish National Portrait Gallery by 1.50pm. Tickets (£8 each) can be booked online at Eventbrite.

Friday 2 March 2018

The Mapping of Scotland - a talk at the Scottish Mining Museum, Newtongrange, at 11am. Speaker: Dr Christopher Fleet, National Library of Scotland.

Free event. Further details here (opens in new tab).

Monday 5 March 2018

Robert Adam’s Edinburgh Riding Academy: New information on a lost building

 

Speaker: Anthony Shaw, East Renfrewshire Designed Landscapes and Gardens Group, Caldwell House Project

Wednesday 14 March 2018

and

Friday 16 March 2018

Their Name Liveth On - event at the Scottish National War Memorial, Edinburgh Castle, explaining the role of Sir Robert Lorimer in the building of the Memorial. Various times each day.

 

Free to members of Historic Environment Scotland, otherwise included in entrance ticket to Edinburgh Castle. Further details here (opens in new tab).

Monday 19 March 2018

The Population of Edinburgh; the census online and how to use it

 

Speaker: Celia McIntyre, Statistician

Sunday 25 March 2018

The Colinton & Merchiston Choir, Edinburgh - Music for Easter

Programme includes: Stainer: "The Crucifixion" and Brahms: "How lovely are Thy dwellings"

 

Venue: Memorial Hall, Merchiston Castle School, 204 Colinton Road, Edinburgh

Time: 7.30pm

 

Admission free. All welcome! Download full programme details here.

Monday 2 April 2018

Annual General Meeting of Colinton Local History Society

Friday 6 April 2018

The Covenanters - a talk at the Scottish Mining Museum, Newtongrange, at 11am.

Speaker: Oliver Thomson

 

Free event. Further details here (opens in new tab).

Friday 1 June 2018

Talk by James Waugh at the Scottish Mining Museum, Newtongrange, at 11am, on The End of Slavery in the West Indies 1833 - a Midlothian Connection.

 

Free event. Further details here (opens in new tab).

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