Events Programme


2022 Programme – @Port Seton Centre

Dates and confirmed speakers:

  • 08 March 2022 – Robert Burns’ Links with East Lothian (Gordon Jamieson)
  • 12 April 2022 – Norman Churches of the Lothians (Bryan Hickman)

2020/21 Programme

9 August 2020 – Unfortunatley, due to the current coronavirus pandemic, the local history talks are posponded until further notice.

2019/20 Programme

Dates and confirmed speakers:

  • 11 Sept 2019 – 30th Anniversary celebration + AGM
  • 8 Oct 2019    –  From Braegreen to the Dean: Witches and Witchcraft in the 17th century (Joyce Miller)
  • 12 Nov 2019 – Mary…keep an eye on the shop while I help your Uncle Alex!” (Mary Contini)
  • 11 Dec 2019 – Seasonal Cheer: How Christmas was celebrated during WW1 and WW2 (Ruth Boreham)
  • 14 Jan 2020 –  Aberlady: A sense of place (Ian Malcolm)
  • 11 Feb 2020 – Cockenzie House and Gardens Revealed (Marietta Di Ciacca)
  • 10 Mar 2020 – Coal, seaweed and sand- how East Lothian became the crucible of the Scottish Glass Industry in the 17th and 18th centuries  (Helen Spencer)

Dates and confirmed speakers:

  • 11 Sept 2018 – “Search for Lost Palace of Seton” (Gordon Neil, Billy Campbell & Frank Chambers)   and AGM
  • 9 Oct 2018 –     Seton – A Missing Burgh(Aaron Allen)
  • 13 Nov 2018 – Fisherman to Crime Writer (part 2) (Peter Ritchie)
  • 11 Dec 2018 – Members Christmas Social
  • 8 Jan 2019 –    Great Tapestry of Scotland and other tapestries(Andrew Crummy)
  • 12 Feb 2019 –   Life of Sir Walter Scott (Hamish Reid)
  • 12 Mar 2019 – On the trail of Mary Queen of Scots in East Lothian(Fiona Edwards)
  • Apr 2019 –      Visit to place of local interest TBA

2017/18 Programme

Dates and confirmed speakers:

  • 12 Sept 2017 – AGM and History of Hamilton House (Jim Nisbet)
  • 10 Oct 2017 – The Siege of Haddington 1548-49 (Gerald Urwin)
  • 14 Nov 2017 – From Fisherman to Crime Writer (Peter Ritchie)
  • 12 Dec 2017 – Christmas Social
  • 9 Jan 2018 – Fishwives’ Lives and Their Costumes (Olive Richardson)
  • 13 Feb 2018- 1722 Waggonway – Scotland’s First Railway (Ed Bethune)
  • 13 Mar 2018 – Oyster Fishing in the Forth (Archie Johnston)
  • Apr 2018 – Visit to place of local interest TBA

2016/17 Programme

Dates and confirmed speakers:

  • 13 Sept 2016 – AGM and Preston Lodge High School Films
  • 11 Oct 2016 – WW2: First on Britain: The Raid on the Forth
  • 8 Nov 2016 – History of Wallyford
  • 13 Dec 2016 – Social Evening
  • 10 Jan 2017 – East Lothian: Wartime Backwater?
  • 14 Feb 2017- TBA
  • 14 Mar 2017 – Battle of Pinkie
  • Apr 2017 – Visit to place of local interest TBA

2015-16 Programme

  • AGM & Local History (Sept 2015)
  • Historic Tales – Tim Porteous (Oct 2015)
  • History of East Fortune Aerodrome – talk by Tony Bray (Nov 2015)
  • Social Evening – Dec 15
  • Old St Andrews Church Gullane – talk by Bill Nimmo (Jan 2016)
  • Reminiscing Night – (Feb 2016)
  • Talk on John Muir – talk by Will Collins (Mar 2016)