Dates for Your Diary 2018/2019

Non-CLHS events shown on grey background


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

Until Saturday 18 April 2020

Northern Lights, the Scottish Enlightenment

Exhibition at the National Library of Scotland. Free admission.  Further details here

9 November 2019 to 8 March 2020

Classical Edinburgh:  photographic exhibition at City Art Centre. Free admission. Further details here

Monday 3 February 2020

Defending Edinburgh.

Speaker:  Allan Kilpatrick Historic Environment Scotland

Monday 17 February 2020

To Make and Save Money: Scots, Sugar and Slavery in 18th Century Jamaica

Speaker:  Alastair Learmont

(This is a change from the originally advertised programme)

Monday 2 March 2020

Edinburgh Merchant John Clerk of Eldin and his  influence on the Battle of Trafalgar.

Speaker:  Jim Tildesley

Monday 16 March 2020


Saturday 21 March 2020

British Association for Local History's regional conference to be held in Taunton.
The theme is Unexpected Sources for Local History, highlighting some unusual sources for local and family history.
Further information can be found at

Monday 23 March 2020

The Colinton & Merchiston Choir's Spring Concert
Programme: The Passion of Christ, an Oratorio by Arthur Somervell
Time: 7.30pm   Venue: Memorial Hall, Merchiston Castle School
Admission free with a retiring collection

Colinton Local History Society is grateful to Pentlands Neigbourhood Partnership

for its assistance towards funding the Society's website and archive projects

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