Dates for Your Diary 2017/2018

Non-CLHS events shown on grey background


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

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.

Wednesday 14 March 2018


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).

Thursday 15 March 2018

Seeds of Blood and Beauty - a talk by Ann Lindsay explaining why so many Scots set off across the world in search of plants.


Venue: Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Time: 6.30pm.

Download further details here.

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 26 March 2018

Proposed tour of National Gallery stored collection at Granton.

We have a chance to visit this fascinating storage facility in Granton, courtesy of Imogen Gibbon, Curator at the National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh. We will be able to view the group portrait that Imogen lectured on to us recently, and other stored works, and to see how the storage facility works.

The proposed date is Monday, 26th March, from 10.30 am.

If you are interested please get in touch with Anne King; by Sunday 11th March

Final details will be announced at our regular meeting on 19th March.

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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