Meetings 2016–17

All meetings, except except for that on 25 March 2017, will be held on Friday evenings in the Cumberland Street Day Centre, Dumfries, at 7.30 pm. Enter via Brooms Road Car Park.

7 October 2016
Annual General Meeting

Liam Murray (Retiring President)
Joseph Thomson, the African Explorer from Penpont

21 October 2016
Alistair Maxwell-Irving
Tower-Houses of the Scottish Borders

4 November 2016
Dr Larry Griffin (Principal Research Officer, WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre)
The Dumfriesshire Rook Census and Tracking the Greenland White-fronted Goose

18 November 2016
Fiona J. Houston
Cottage Life in Eighteenth-Century Scotland

2 December 2016
James Williams Lecture

Dr John Reid (Chair of The Trimontium Trust)
The Burnswark Project


13 January 2017
Vyv Wood-Gee
European Drove Roads

27 January 2017
Mark Pollitt (D&G Environmental Resources Centre Manager)
Wildlife Recording — Past, Present and Future

10 February 2017
Dr Graeme Cavers (AOC Archaeology Group)
Black Loch of Myrton: an Early Iron Age Loch Village in Wigtownshire

24 February 2017
Members' Night

David Devereux
Excavations at Tongland Abbey

10 March 2017
Christoph Otte (Winner of the Truckell Prize, 2015)
Counting Hectares — An Experimental Approach to Early Medieval Agricultural Estates in Eastern Dumfriesshire

25 March 2017
Saturday, 2.00 pm, in Castle Douglas Parish Church Hall, Queen Street, Castle Douglas

Professor Margaret Elphinstone
Galloway's Landscape and History in the Fiction of S R Crockett