Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Local History Conference - Glasgow

Saturday 19 May 2012

9.45 - 16.00

Maryhill Burgh Halls, Gairbraid Avenue, Glasgow

SLHF is organising a Workshop for Local History Societies, Organisations and Members, to include short talks, societies’ displays, networking. Some proposed topics (to be confirmed) are:

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


10.15-12.30 Morning Session


• 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


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


16.30 CLOSE

Come and meet other local history enthusiasts!

If you are a member of a local history group and would like to present a short talk on your activities, or hire a display table, please indicate this on the booking form.

Cost: £10 (includes morning tea/coffee).

The full programme & booking forms available from the SLHF Administrator.or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for a booking form

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

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