DGNHAS: Meetings, publications and more

News and Announcements

  • After our successful launch of the Young Researcher Competition last year, we are now pleased to invite entries for the 2024 competition. Full details are now available, describing the competition and giving access to the Terms and Conditions, together with a Registration form for downloading.
  • Congratulations to Sophia Earle, winner of the 2023 DGNHAS Young Researcher Competition.
  • The Covenanters of the Glenkens : a new book by David Bartholomew
  • TDGNHAS Vol 91 is now available online for public viewing.
  • TDGNHAS Vol 96 is now available on line for members only.

Meetings

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.

Publications

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.
 

Young Researcher Competition 2024

After our successful launch of the Young Researcher Competition last year, we are now pleased to invite entries for the 2024 competition. Full details are now available, describing the competition and giving access to the Terms and Conditions, together with a Registration form for downloading.

Next meeting

Surgeon's Hall image

Cat Irving, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Lecture Programme 2024-2025

AGM

Cat Irving, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Johnny Birks & John Martin, Conservationists

L Bruce Keith, Surveyor

Philip Munro, Community Outreach Officer, South of Scotland Golden Eagle Project

Dr Kirsty Millican

Liam Templeton, Species on the Edge Project Officer, Amphibian and Reptile Conservation

Stephen Jackson, Senior Curator, Furniture & Woodwork, National Museums Scotland

Professor James Floyd

Dave Cowley, Archaeological Survey, Historic Environment Scotland

Dr John Reid, Trimontium Trust

Latest news

Featured biography

Mary McLean

Mrs M.D. McLean

Obituary from TDGNHAS, Series III, Vol. LIII, p.195

On 13th June 1976 the Dumfriesshire & Galloway Natural History & Antiquarian Society lost one of its most valued members by...

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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.