DGNHAS: Meetings, publications and more

News and Announcements


The Society meets fortnightly at 7.30pm on Friday evenings between October and March (with a break over the Christmas/New Year period) for a series of illustrated lectures of historical, archaeological and natural history interest. Many of the lectures have a strong local theme and one is delivered by a Society member. All meetings, unless otherwise indicated, are held The Bridge, Glasgow Road, Dumfries DG2 9AW and refreshments are available afterwards. The meetings are also available live via Zoom and a recording can be viewed on the Members Only area of this website a few days later. The Society has a reciprocal arrangement with Ayrshire Archaeological and Natural History Society which enables members of both Societies to attend each other’s meetings via Zoom. Ayrshire Archaeological and Natural History Society hold their meetings fortnightly on Thursday evenings over the winter period.


The Society's Transactions are published annually and members receive these as a benefit of membership. They also have online access to all the published volumes, the latest five issues being denied to non-members.

The Society also publishes or sponsors occasional works related to its activities.

And more

Other activities include the occasional archaelogical dig and occasional outings to places of iterest. Members should keep an eye on the latest news and event sections below for information about these.

Next meeting

Dr Janet Brennan-Inglis, Barholm Castle

Lecture Programme 2023-2024


Professor Roger Crofts

Mark Cranston

Dr Fraser Hunter, National Museums Scotland

Alan Mclellan

Peter Kormylo

Nic Coombey

Dr Matthew Knight, National Museums Scotland

Orla Craig

Member's lecture

Dr Janet Brennan-Inglis, Barholm Castle

Jenny Barlow, Estate Manager, Tarras Valley Nature Reserve (Langholm Initiative)

Dr Graeme Cavers, AOC Archaeology

Latest news

Featured biography

Truckell, Alfred Edgar

Alfred Edgar Truckell was born at Titchfield near Southamption in 1853. His mother died shortly after the birth of her next child and the young Alfred moved to Dumfries to...

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Alfred Edgar Truckell

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Did you know that?

A former president of DGNHAS, Professor Balfour-Browne, was an international expert on water beetles. Indeed, one of the foremost societies for the study of water beetles in the UK and internationally is called the Balfour-Browne Club.