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'Exists to assist and promote the study of genealogy and family history based on the North-East corner of Scotland. This area covers the old counties of Aberdeenshire, Banffshire, Kincardineshire and Morayshire ... Regular meetings are held throughout the year, covering many topics of interest to family historians.'

LECTURES and TALKSRegular Programme
Category Aberdeen

'We suggest that new, and would-be beekeepers, join the Association at any time of the year, and attend the lectures and demonstrations to learn as much as possible about beekeeping before buying their own bees, and get to know other Aberdeenshire beekeepers who may also be able to help and advise ... The Association runs a series of lectures aimed at new or would-be beekeepers (but of interest to everybody) in early spring.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme
Category Aberdeen

Museum from Home 'We care for Aberdeen's Nationally-Recognised collections of art and history on behalf of the people of Aberdeen. Every object tells a story, and we want to share some of them with you - through music, personal insights, strange connections, conversations and more. With contributions from experts, enthusiasts, musicians, school children and other Aberdonians. Why not discover a new way to enjoy our collections and venues today?  ... We are part of Aberdeen City Council’s Place: City Growth Team and through our collections, buildings, exhibitions and events we strive to make a positive impact on the lives of everyone who lives, works, studies and visits our city. Our colletions are recognised by UNESCO and the Scottish Government as nationally and internationally important. The historical records of Aberdeenshire Council are also preserved and managed by the Team.'

LECTURES and TALKSRegular Programme
Category Aberdeen

'The Society meets monthly (second Tuesday of the month) from September to May ... where a talk/presentation is normally given by either a guest speaker or a society member.

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme
Category Aberdeen

'Members of the Society have are wide and varied collecting interests, which include both stamps and postal history. Some members interests are of a general type, whilst others are highly specialised. All are equally welcome. In addition, some of our members have competed successfully at National level ... Meetings are held on Thursday evening at 7.30pm, twice monthly, from September to April.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme
Category Aberdeen

'Established in its current form in 1980 for people with a love and interest in Greece or Cyprus: whether this be in Ancient, Byzantine or Modern Greece, in literature, life or the people, the Society exists to support and develop that interest ... It runs an annual programme of events from October to June ... Meetings, in the form of illustrated talks,normally take place on a monthly basis.'

Category Dundee

'Founded in 1947 and promotes interest in the history of Dundee, Angus, Fife and Perthshire. The Society organises public lectures in Dundee and elsewhere in the Abertay area on a variety of historical topics, as well as occasional special events including guided tours and conferences. We also support the work of other local heritage organisations.'

'Our weekly Friday night meetings are a great opportunity to meet like minded people with an interest in astronomy and spaceflight. Enjoy the weekly space news and a range of guest speakers who are experts in their subjects.'

Category Highland

'Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands (ARCH) runs exciting heritage projects for people across the Highlands. Our courses are welcoming and open to all, and our experienced tutors make sure that everyone can get involved no matter what level of archaeological knowledge and ability they have.' The ARCH Website describes ARCH courses and projects as well as Events run by ARCH and other groups throughout the Highlands.

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'Dedicated to the protection, preservation, study and appreciation of Scotland’s historic buildings ... We have around 1000 members throughout Scotland and beyond, with six regional groups organising local activities and carrying out casework. We are supported by a fantastic network of volunteers without whom we could not operate.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme
Category Dundee

'The Armitstead Trustees seek to continue the aims of Baron Armitstead, who wished to improve the breadth and depth of knowledge of the people who live in, what is now termed, Tayside. He devised his series of Armitstead Illustrated Lectures to meet this end and to entertain those who attended the series also. The Trustees offer a programme of lectures each autumn in Dundee to carry on the tradition initiated by Baron Armitstead.'

'Non-profit organisation which exists to promote a greater understanding of Asia through the sharing of knowledge. We run regular events with global leaders from across Asia, with the aim of stimulating curiosity and fostering an environment to promote the exchange of knowledge.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'A collection of local societies from throughout Scotland whose aim is to further the study of Stamps, Postcards and Postal History. ASPS is formed by each society nominating a delegate who attends up to 3 meetings per year on their society's behalf.'

Category Edinburgh

'The Astronomical Society of Edinburgh (ASE) has been holding meetings in Edinburgh to inform members and the general public about astronomy since 1924 ... Anyone interested in astronomy is eligible for membership. There are no entry requirements and we try to have some of our meetings suitable for beginners to astronomy. Our meetings are normally open to non-members so please feel free to come to a meeting or two before deciding if you want to join us as a member. While we are predominantly a local Edinburgh society, we do have members from all over the UK and the world.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme
Category Glasgow

'The Astronomical Society of Glasgow is the largest Astronomical Society in Scotland, and is dedicated to promoting an interest in Astronomy. The Society has been promoting Astronomy in Glasgow for over 100 years.  Membership of the Society is open to all; and anyone, even with the vaguest interests in Astronomy, is welcome to find out what the Society is about ... The Society holds nine regular monthly lecture meetings from September through to May each year ... The Society is also involved in a number of outreach events, bringing Astronomy to the people of Glasgow and further afield. At these events we provide a number of telescopes and the knowledge of the members to assist the public to look through them to see the craters on the moon, planets and distant stars. If the skies aren't clear on a particular evening, then we will share our knowledge with presentations and talks on various astronomy topics.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme
Category Glasgow

'Aye Write is Glasgow's Book Festival, and Scotland’s second biggest book festival. It was founded in 2005 and since 2007 has been an annual fixture on Glasgow's culture calendar. Celebrating the best in national, international and local writing, Aye Write annually brings authors from all over the world to Glasgow. Events usually take place in the festival’s main home, the beautiful Mitchell Library, one of Europe's largest public libraries and along with other key cultural venues across the city. ' Normally held May.

LECTURES and TALKSFestival Programme
Category South Ayrshire

'The Society’s origins go back to 1877. The AANHS was founded in 1947 to promote the study of Ayrshire history and natural history ... The Society has over 170 members, mainly resident in Ayrshire but there are many members throughout Britain and the world. The membership also includes library and university bodies. The Society is one of the few which publishes regularly. At least one Monograph is usually issued each year, free to members, and on sale to the general public. Meetings are held during the winter months ... Members of the public are freely welcome to attend these meetings to see if they would like to become a Member of the Society.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'An independent publishing house based in Edinburgh, Scotland. The company is built on traditions of the written and spoken word and is constantly looking to the future. Established in 1992, Birlinn Limited publishes books under a number of imprints: Birlinn; Polygon; BC Books; Arena Sport; and John Donald ... The long-standing aim of Birlinn Ltd is to create an inclusive staff team and nurture writers and illustrators who together reflect the diversity and stories of our nation and the audience who will read them. Whilst we sit at the heart of cultural life in Scotland, our authors are known far beyond, and we are proud of what we have achieved together since we started out in 1992.'

LECTURES and TALKSRegular Programme
Category Aberdeen

'Located in the City of Aberdeen, the Club is a registered charity and is is run by its members for its members. We hold a varied program of events during the Club season from September to April:  * Meet Like Minded People; * Competition Nights; * Instruction * Visiting Lecturers.  During the Summer months we have instruction and practical nights.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'At Books from Scotland, we feel that we are best representing the literature of Scotland when we are most effectively engaging people in those ideas and stories, in the diversity of landscapes, characters, themes and voices which have grown out of, or been influenced by, these shores. Scotland has a long, illustrious history of originating creative thought, and we believe the conversation is well served by the books which come out of this country.'

The BSS promotes the study of non-flowering plants and algae, fungi and lichens as well as flowering plants. In this broad scope we are unique among British botanical societies ... Activities include lectures, symposia, field excursions, field projects and an annual Scottish Botanists' Conference (held jointly with the BSBI) for exchange of information between botanists working in different areas.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme
Category Aberdeen

'Based in Aberdeen, the Club was founded in 1887 and is the oldest and one of the largest hillwalking and climbing club in Scotland ... Its members have from time to time included a number of climbers of repute, but most are simply hillwalkers with interests ranging from cross-country walks, through more strenuous hillwalking (and unashamed Munro-bagging), to serious rock and ice-climbing ... Indoor Meets usually take the form of a slide presentation, and are held about 6 times a year between September or October and March. All members, and guests, are welcome to come along. Indoor meets are an ideal event to meet Club members if you are interested in finding out more about the Club or other Club events.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme
Category Glasgow

'Formed in 1983 to further the study of all aspects of the Caledonian Railway, its constituents, subsidiaries and successors, in all their forms and activities.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme
Category Central Scotland

'Formed in 1990 to serve the needs of those interested in family history who lived in what was then Central Region. The Society covers the old counties of Clackmannanshire, Stirlingshire and West Perthshire, including the parishes of Bo'ness and Carriden which were in West Lothian ... The Society aims to cater for members who wish to pursue further their existing knowledge, or provide support for those wishing to begin their research. Regular meetings are held in Stirling, where expert speakers deal with aspects of genealogy and local history.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme
Category Edinburgh

'The longest running Centre outside Canada ... Its research focus lies primarily in the social sciences, in Politics and International Relatoins, Sociology, Social Anthropology and Social Policy ... We run regular Open Research Seminars, Conferences and Special Events and Lectures throughout the year.'

'The objectives of the Society are: (i) To aid and encourage amateur astronomy in the South Lanarkshire area; (ii) To promote social intercourse between its members and those of other Societies; (iii) To promote the education of students and members of the general public in the subject of astronomy.  These objectives are to be achieved by holding open meetings, exhibitions of astronomical interests, presentations to students and members of the general public when requested, and observation sessions.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'Dumfries & Galloway Family History Society covers the three counties of South West Scotland – Dumfriesshire, Kirkcudbrightshire and Wigtownshire. The Society was established in 1987. Our aim is to promote the study of family history and is run by volunteers ... Talks are held monthly with up to 100 attendees.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme
Category Dundee

'Dundee & District Philatelic Society is a local society (founded in 1905) and is the second oldest society in Scotland. It is devoted to the collecting and study of philately and meets regularly between September and April each year.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme
Category Dundee
LECTURES and TALKSFestival Programme
Category Edinburgh

Includes 'a series of new public art commissions and over 45 major exhibitions at galleries, museums and artist-run spaces'. Usually held each year in August.

LECTURES and TALKSFestival Programme
Category Edinburgh

'The Edinburgh Climate Change Institute was established in 2010 and has consistently worked towards a climate neutral Scotland and wider world.' Their 'Events' Section is 'a database of relevant events and educational opportunities from ECCI, the University of Edinburgh and our partners - and around the climate change community'.

LECTURES and TALKSResearch Programme
Category Edinburgh

'The object of the Club is to advance the education of the public concerning the life and works of Sir Walter Scott. We do this via meetings, lectures, online publications and excursions, as well as by supporting other groups who share our passion for Scott. We have around 5 or 6 lectures per year as well as an Annual Dinner, and a joint lecture with Edinburgh University English Dept. where we award our Scottish Literary Studies Medal .'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme
Category Edinburgh

'Our aim is to promote an interest in contemporary, historic and heritage public transport, encompassing buses, coaches, railway traffic and other vehicles. We meet regularly in the Edinburgh area to discuss our interests in an informal friendly situation, in the form of indoor meetings in the Autumn and Winter seasons, and outdoor events in the Spring and Summer months. Our Winter meetings, from September to April (except January), consist of slide shows, talks and presentations by invited industry managers, knowledgable historians, and our own enthusiastic members. Summer meetings, from May to August when there are more daylight hours, are normally bus trips to various locations on interesting vintage, heritage or modern buses hired for the occasion.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme
Category Edinburgh
LECTURES and TALKSFestival Programme
Category Aberdeen

'A centre for the study of Ethnology, Folklore, and Ethnomusicology at the University of Aberdeen. Established in 1995 in celebration of the quincentenary of the university's founding, the Institute researches and promotes the culture of the North and North-East of Scotland in context ... A key part of our remit is public engagement, co-producing knowledge and research in partnership with local organizations and individuals ... Our monthly public lectures and ethnographic film series operate throughout the academic year and are open to all. With an exciting combination of cutting-edge research and excellent visual material, each lecture and film closes with questions and often lively discussion.'

LECTURES and TALKSResearch Programme
Category Glasgow

'The Geological Society of Glasgow was founded in 1858 – the year in which Darwin and Wallace presented the idea of Natural Selection! ... The Society has a programme of monthly lectures, running from October to May, on topics by leading experts in their fields. We also run field excursions from April to September.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme
Category Glasgow

Glasgow Women's Library 'support thousands of women across Scotland every year to improve their lives through our services and programmes, including support and activities that tackle a wide range of issues from poverty and women’s health, sexuality and surviving violence ... Learning is at the heart of what we do: we deliver over 200 innovative events and activities across Scotland every year, from film screenings to guided walks and core programmes including our Adult Literacy and Numeracy and Black and Minority Ethnic Women’s Projects'.

LECTURES and TALKSRegular Programme

'The Society runs various events throughout the year, here at home in the UK and overseas. They range through illustrated talks, lectures, visits to heraldic locations and various other events and activities.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme
Category Highland

'The Festival is provided by the Highland Council and runs over 3 weeks each late September/October to celebrate the heritage of the Highlands from earliest settlers to modern times, below ground and above. Whether you are a seasoned archaeologist or a complete beginner, the Festival will let you explore an amazing range of places and collections. There’s something to suit everyone and many of the events are free!'

LECTURES and TALKSFestival Programme

'Local groups are based in the Borders, Edinburgh, Fife, Glasgow and the Highlands (Inverness). These groups offer members (and non-members) a chance to meet other Humanists for interesting talks, discussion, socialising and much more. Membership of Humanist Society Scotland entitles you to attend their meetings, film nights, debates and social occasions.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme
Category Edinburgh

'Part of a worldwide network, the Institut français d’Écosse encourages cultural exchanges and presents the best of French culture. Enjoy our wide offer: French courses, talks, activities for kids, festivals, live music, theatre performances, library collections and film screening.'

Category Edinburgh

'One of the world's premier Institutes for Advanced Study. We support innovative research and public engagement activities across the arts, humanities and social sciences through a range of interdisciplinary and international projects and programmes ... Over the years, IASH has focused on a number of key questions in the humanities, especially those which have relevance to the position of Edinburgh within the tradition of the Scottish Enlightenment, a tradition which continues to have relevance today. We encourage work that is inventive and exploratory, and especially work that forges links between the humanities and the interpretive or historical social sciences, and between the humanities in this broad sense and the medical, natural and technological sciences.'

Category Edinburgh

'The Italian Cultural Institute, Edinburgh is the official Italian governmental body dedicated to promoting Italian language and culture in Scotland and Northern Ireland organising a wide series of events.'

'The John Muir Trust is a community focused conservation charity dedicated to the experience, protection and repair of wild places across the UK. Founded in 1983, we care for some of the finest wild places in the UK, including Ben Nevis, Helvellyn and Sandwood Bay. Over 25,000 members, supporters and partners contribute to our work.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme
Category Edinburgh
LECTURES and TALKSFestival Programme
Category Fife

'We are a small friendly stamp and postcard club that meets in the afternoons during a season in Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland. We have a loyal group of members with a different level of knowledge between them all, which all goes well for new members who wish to learn. Come along have a chat and coffee see what you think, everyone welcome ... We have guest speakers from clubs all over Scotland and local members giving talks and display.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

Fortnightly evening meetings: 'Anyone with an interest in Stamps, Postcards or Postal History is always made very welcome'.

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'Discover how local authorities work with organisations to take action for nature and how this benefits you and your area.' Localities providing access to details of 'live' Scottish Councils' and Regions' Local Biodiversity Partnerships discovered so far.

Category Renfrewshire

'Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursdays of the month, September – April (excluding December) ... Visitors are always welcome.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme
Category Angus

'The Montrose Natural History and Antiquarian Society is based at Montrose Museum and was formed in 1836, making it the second oldest Antiquarian Society in Scotland. It provides a focal point for those interested in the local history, archaeology, and the natural world of Montrose and the surrounding area. The main activity for the Society centres around a series of talks that take place on the second Tuesday of every month between September and April. These talks are open to all, not just to our members.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

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