Colinton Local History Society
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.
Saturday 4 November 2017
Setting the Scene for Playfair
Lecture on James Craig's ideas for a new Edinburgh by Dr Anthony Lewis, curator of Scottish history for Glasgow Museums.
2pm at the City Art Centre. Free, but booking essential. More details here.
Monday 6 November 2017
111 Places in Edinburgh
Talk and book signing by Gillian Tait, writer.
Saturday 11 November 2017
Tenements and multi-storey living in Edinburgh since 1767
Lecture by Professor Richard Rodger, Professor of Economic and Social History, History, Classics and Archaeology, University of Edinburgh.
2pm at the City Art Centre. Free but booking essential. More details here.
Monday 20 November 2017
Juniper Green’s Sir David Henry and the Curious Tale of a New Zealand Paper Mill
Speaker: Prof D Finkelstein, Chair of Continuing Education, University of Edinburgh
Sunday 26 November 2017
A Concert of Traditional Music - The Colinton & Merchiston Choir
7.30pm in the Memorial Hall, Merchiston Castle School. Admission free. Refreshments provided. Retiring collection.
More details here
Monday 4 December 2017
The History of the City Art Centre, Edinburgh and its Hidden Gems
Speaker: Dr Helen Scott, Curator, CAC
Monday 18 December 2017
Christmas Event - details to be announced
Monday 15 January 2018
Ae Fond Kiss; Robert Burns and Women
Speaker: Lady Joyce Caplan, Poetry Association of Scotland
Monday 5 February 2018
United Deliberations; the Grand Match of the Royal Caledonian Curling Club At Linlithgow 1848 by Charles Lees
Speaker: Imogen Gibbon Chief Curator, Scottish NPG Edinburgh
Monday 19 February 2018
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
Monday 19 March 2018
The Population of Edinburgh; the census online and how to use it
Speaker: Celia McIntyre, Statistician
Monday 2 April 2018
Annual General Meeting
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