Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Scottish Local History Workshop

From the Scottish Local History Forum (www.slhf.org):

Promoting Local History Workshop & Get-Together

Are you interested in local history? Are you a member of a local history society? Do you organise a local history society or other group interested in your local heritage?

Then come to this workshop to share experiences, meet other enthusiasts, and learn from each other.

When? Saturday 19 May 2012, 9.45-16.30.
Where? Maryhill Burgh Halls,10 - 24 Gairbraid Avenue, Glasgow G20 8YE.
www.maryhillburghhalls.org.uk/location/

PROGRAMME

The programme will be updated as additional talks by local history groups are offered.

09.45-10.15 REGISTRATION & COFFEE

10.15-12.30 Morning Session
LOCAL HISTORY AND THE WIDER WORLD
• Stained glass panels in Maryhill Burgh Hall - Bill Black
• Local History & Tourism - Iain Arnott (Manager, Mugdock Country Park)
• Heritage Centres - Seumus Coleman (Croy Heritage Centre)
• Local History Week and similar events
• Society Publications Programme
• Local History in Schools - Colin Castle
• Affiliated Societies and SLHF – introduction & discussion of SLHF Constitution changes, led by Finlay McKichan

12.30-14.00 LUNCH
(Not included, but soup and sandwiches etc are available at the cafe in Maryhill Burgh Halls.)

14.00-16.00 Afternoon Session
LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETIES
• About SLHF - John Irvine (SLHF Chair)
• Organising a Local Area Forum
• Starting a Local History Group
• Local Groups’ Reports:
a) North Kessock and District Local History Society. Exhibitions, work with schools, and books.
b) Kirkcudbright History Society. Kirkcudbright Kirkyard Trail.
• Early Maritime Research Project Proposal - Eric Graham (SLHF).

Discussion

16.30 CLOSE

(With thanks to Doris Williamson)

NB: Also from the SLHF website - Cost: £10 (includes morning tea/coffee).

Societies wishing to book a display table (free to members; £25.00 for non-members) or give a short talk should contact the SLHF Administrator: SLHF Administrator, Box 103, 12 North Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1DD

Chris

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