News from Colinton Local History Society

Our next sessional meeting will be on

Monday 4th December at 7:30pm on Zoom.  

Willy Waugh, an independent researcher,
will give us a presentation on:

Drovers and Drove Roads in South Scotland

An introduction to droving, why it was important in 
18th and 19th Century Scotland, and how the age of
steam - particularly railways - led to its downfall. 

The talk will also show what still can be seen in the
countryside of the drove roads.


The CLHS Calendar is now available !

Please look out for the calendar which is on sale for £8:00
in local shops and venues.

Alternatively, please get in touch by email at 


We are always delighted to invite new members to the Society! If you are interested in joining, you can download a Membership Form here.

Our subscription rate for the 2023/24 session is £15pp (£25 for a family membership)which includes all ten sessions. Individual meeting membership is £5.

A selection of images from our archive