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Ship to Shore – an assemblage of reused ship’s timbers in MacArthur’s Store, Dunbar

Maritime archaeologist Dr Dan Atkinson, currently Director of Coastal and Marine with Wessex Archaeology, introduced us to the fascinating topic…Continue readingShip to Shore – an assemblage of reused ship’s timbers in MacArthur’s Store, Dunbar

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Leaving Nothing but the Plague: The Survivor’s Guide to the Siege of Haddington

Jon Cooper treated us to an enthusiastic and entertaining presentation on the development of 16th century warfare and its relevance…Continue readingLeaving Nothing but the Plague: The Survivor’s Guide to the Siege of Haddington

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East Lothian Castles and the Ladies

Chris Tabraham, formerly Principal Historian for Historic Scotland, entertained us with a talk on the status of women in medieval…Continue readingEast Lothian Castles and the Ladies

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Catherine Blair and the SWRI

Dr Hanita Ritchie of the John Gray Centre delivered this very timely and appropriate talk only one week after the…Continue readingCatherine Blair and the SWRI

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“On Gladsmuir shall the battle be”

Arran Johnston, founder of the Scottish Battlefields Trust, delivered an excellent, well received talk on the Battle of Prestonpans. The…Continue reading“On Gladsmuir shall the battle be”

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The Kingis Yard (Haddington)

In a very interesting talk Helen Robertson made the case for the presence of a mediaeval royal residence by the…Continue readingThe Kingis Yard (Haddington)

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Maps of East Lothian

Craig Statham gave us a fascinating and very informative talk on the use of the maps catalogue held by the…Continue readingMaps of East Lothian

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Par for the Ladies

This very engaging and amusing talk was given by Ailsa Fortune, known to many of us through her articles in…Continue readingPar for the Ladies

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2017 Summer outing to Mellerstain House

Twenty-two members headed south towards Kelso to visit this wonderful Adams house. The weather was less promising than usual but…Continue reading2017 Summer outing to Mellerstain House

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2016 Summer Outing to Arniston House, Midlothian

On Monday 16th May thirteen members travelled to this William Adam, Palladian style mansion house set in acres of beautiful…Continue reading2016 Summer Outing to Arniston House, Midlothian

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2015 Summer Outing to Colstoun

Nineteen members were able to visit Colstoun on a lovely sunny morning on Friday 15th May 2015. The visit was…Continue reading2015 Summer Outing to Colstoun