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Convenor’s Report Season 2020-2021

This report covers the period from our postponed 2020 AGM in September 2020 to the AGM in April 2021, the…Continue readingConvenor’s Report Season 2020-2021

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Scottish Caribbean Historical Connections

April 15th 2021 Professor Sir Geoff Palmer gave a thought provoking talk about “Scottish Caribbean Historical Connections” He explained that…Continue readingScottish Caribbean Historical Connections

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The life of the 1st Marquess of Dalhousie

Fran Woodrow, one of East Lothian Council’s archivists, described the life of the 1st Marquess of Dalhousie using letters and…Continue readingThe life of the 1st Marquess of Dalhousie

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East Lothian at War Special Projects

East Lothian at War website

The site has recently been modernised and brought up to date. It is now on a new platform and can…Continue readingEast Lothian at War website

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Bringing Buildings Back to life – community archaeology at Black Bull Close, Dunbar

Jenni Morrison, an Associate of Addyman Archaeology, described the work being undertaken in Dunbar to renovated old disused buildings starting…Continue readingBringing Buildings Back to life – community archaeology at Black Bull Close, Dunbar

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St Martin’s Kirk: New Light on an Old Ruin

East Lothian Archaeologist Stephanie Leith presented the findings of recent work at St Martin’s Church, Haddington in “New light on…Continue readingSt Martin’s Kirk: New Light on an Old Ruin

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Is it true? -‘historical truth’ and the role of oral tradition

Local storyteller, Tim Porteous kicked off our season of zoom talks on 3rd December. His topic “Is it true? -‘historical…Continue readingIs it true? -‘historical truth’ and the role of oral tradition

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Trustee’s Reports

Convenor’s  Report

Season 2019-20 Last year’s programme concluded with our outing to Berwick upon Tweed on 11 May – a well attended…Continue readingConvenor’s  Report

Programme for 2020-21

Changes subject to progress of Covid 19 Pandemic – 2020 physical meetings cancelled. 2020 3rd December –    Tim Porteus: Is…Continue readingProgramme for 2020-21

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Neolithic, Dark Age or both? A tale of eastern Scottish timber halls at Doon Hill, East Lothian, and Balbridie, Aberdeenshire

Professor Ian Ralston entertained us with an engrossing talk on the development of interpretations of the Doon Hill archaeological remains,…Continue readingNeolithic, Dark Age or both? A tale of eastern Scottish timber halls at Doon Hill, East Lothian, and Balbridie, Aberdeenshire

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Taken to Court: a Window on Life in the Past

Based on his work of many years at the National Records Office, Frank Bigwood distilled some of the minutae of…Continue readingTaken to Court: a Window on Life in the Past

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The most powerful naval fortress in the British Empire:  fortification of the Firth of Forth, 1880-1977

The Fortification of the Firth of Forth by Gordon Barclay and Ron Morris (as reviewed by the Society of Antiquaries) describes…Continue readingThe most powerful naval fortress in the British Empire:  fortification of the Firth of Forth, 1880-1977