Programme – Lectures & Events

Lectures and events for 2021-2022

The Society has arranged a new programme of on-line lectures for 2021-2022.  Arrangements for lectures are constantly under review. See About us page.

All at 7.30pm  For a pdf of this programme click here.

Wednesday 22nd September 2021                                                                                         On-line

Whitecoats and Rascals.                                                                                         Jon Cooper

The siege of Haddington in 1548 / 1549 is graphically brought to light by this enthusiastic speaker.

Thursday 21st  October 2021                                                                                                On-line

East Lothian and the conquest of TB                                                                   Chris Holme

Chris Holme was involved in the campaign against TB which resonates with the current pandemic.

Wednesday 3rd November 2021                                                                                         Venue TBA

Living close to the edge – Fair Isle in the 19th century                                       Carol Tweedie           Society member Carol Tweedie gives another fascinating insight to 19th century Scotland.

Thursday 2nd  December 2021                  Postponed

Inns and their Signs.                                                                                             Sarah Goodswen

 Sarah Goodswen sheds light on inns and the stories behind their names.



Wednesday 12th January 2022                                                                                            Venue TBA


Thursday 3rd February 2022                                                                                                On Zoom

Crucible of Nations: Scotland from Viking Age to Medieval Kingdom.                         Adrian Maldonado

The so called Dark Ages are not so dark with new information coming up more frequently.

Wednesday 23rd February 2022                                                                                        VenueTBA

Henry VIII and his six wives.                                                                                Roy Johnstone

Roy Johnstone visits the Society again as King Henry VIII to talk about the King’s wives!

Thursday 17th March 2022                                                                                                Venue TBA

Sir Walter Scott and Abbotsford.                                                                          Hamish Reid

Hamish Read, a guide at Abbotsford House, tells us the story of the great novelist’s life.

AGM Wednesday 6th April 2022          AGM & a presentation(s) by a member(s)              Venue TBA













Wednesday 24th March 2021          AGM & a presentation(s) by a member(s)                  Dirleton Kirk Hall