A-Z of LECTURES and CATEGORIES

Region: Highlands and Islands

Online Lectures & Talks
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Details of 'events run by ARCH and other groups throughout the Highlands'.

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'Aims are to encourage the study and enjoyment of Assynt’s wildlife, landscape and geology. Membership is free and open to all ... Located on the west coast of Sutherland in the Highlands of Scotland, Assynt contains some of the most breath-taking scenery you will encounter from deep sea lochs to pristine beaches and magnificent mountains ... Assynt Field Club are always looking to attract more people to our winter programme of talks and our summer programme of outings.'

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‘AIMS: To promote an interest in the local history, natural history and archaeology of the Northern Highlands and Islands and especially in Caithness. A series of interesting walks and talks, annual coach trip and Club weekend plus yearly bulletin.‘

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'During the winter months, The Society organises evening lectures ... All talks begin at 7.30 pm and most are held on a Thursday.'

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'All meetings are on Thursday evenings at 7.30.'

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'The winter programme includes both a monthly talk on a Thursday and a Saturday walk. Summer programmes have one evening walk and one on a Saturday, per month.'

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'A programme of talks and events runs through the winter months and visits are arranged for the summer.'

Category Arts Centres
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Category Scotland
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Fortnightly meetings, Friday evenings: 'All meetings begin at 7.30 pm. Please note that the talks at meetings marked ‘♯’ will be in Gaelic.' Various venues in and around Inverness are used for events.

Online Lectures & Talks
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‘Established to provide an arena for discussion, networking and action on environmental subjects ... We hold two full Forum meetings a year, organise annual biodiversity and invasive species conferences, and set up working groups as required.’

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'The Society normally meets on the first Tuesday of every month ... from 7.30 pm until 10.00 pm.'

Category Inverness
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'There is a monthly indoor meeting with guest speakers on a wide variety of subjects, usually, but not always, with a botanical theme.'

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Winter programme of monthly meetings, usually third Thursday evening.

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'Evening lectures from experts in their field are held once a month from Autumn to Spring ... These are free of charge to members.'

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Inverness Stamp Club (also known as the Inverness Philatelic Society) welcomes all collectors of stamps and postal history, from complete novices to those with a lifetime’s experience. Some of our members live in Inverness, while others live elsewhere in the Highlands. The one thing everyone has in common is a willingness to share our interest and knowledge with others ... Our meetings are friendly and informative, and are held on the second Thursday of each month from October through to May.‘

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'Based in the Hebridean island of Lewis, we aim to further understanding of the history of Scottish islands in their wider Celtic and Nordic contexts through: events including talks, visits, and conferences ... While most of our events are in English, the Trust are committed to encouraging Gaelic, and there is a substantial amount of Gaelic material in the various archives with which we have close links.'

Category Isle of Islay
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'Set against the stunning backdrop of Scotland's whisky isle, Islay Book Festival is a community event which draws a lively audience from locals and visitors alike. Growing out of a small book club in Port Ellen, our volunteer-run festival is part of Islay's busy annual events calendar and Argyll's thriving cultural scene.' Held Early October.

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'Meetings are usually held at 7.30 pm on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, except for our Summer break in June, July and August.'

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Winter monthly Monday evening meetings: 'Lectures are held ... at 7.30 pm. Membership: £15.00. Visitors: £4.00 per meeting. Children FREE! Tea/Coffee and biscuits included. ALL WELCOME!'.

Category Oban
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'Lectures take place at 7.30 pm ... usually on the third Friday of the month. It occasionally varies to suit visiting speakers.'

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'We meet as a group at 8 pm on the second Monday of every month ... where we have regular speakers on a wide variety of subjects, and we also have a programme of field trips to various local sites for survey and research work.'

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Meetings 'will take place on the second Thursday of the month ... at 7.30 pm'.

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'Has several speaker meetings during the year, day outings in summer to localities of interest, a theatre visit, a St Andrew's Day luncheon and a four-day coach trip organised to provide a more extensive itinerary.'

Category Oban
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'Programme of outings and talks throughout the year.'

Online Lectures & Talks
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'NOSAS usually have a Monthly Discussion Group (MAD for short) in the winter months and have speakers and informal discussions which are a good way to meet other members.'

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'We have monthly Members Evenings with a guest speaker.'

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'Winter programme: between September and April, we run our monthly "Club Night" programme of talks and lectures.'

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'We have a programme of meetings held through the Autumn, Winter and Spring months, and, in addition, organise outings and visits of historical interest during the Summer.'

Category Earth Sciences
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'Lunchtime seminars are held regularly at SAMS and are open to all.'

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’Meetings will now be held on a Wednesday so we don’t clash with other events held in the Seòmar Chruinneachaidh or the old cafe next door. The start time is usually 7.30pm, unless otherwise stated in the programme.‘

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'The Stornoway Historical Society was formed in 1992. To date it has been instrumental in raising awareness of the general public to the need to preserve all aspects of the town's early and most recent history. It has actively participated in the presentation of information on the town through exhibitions, public lectures and publications ... Membership of the Society is open to all who have an interest active and passive, in the history of the town.'

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'For more than 30 years meetings have been held on the second Tuesday each month during the winter season ... starting at 19.30. Tea and coffee after speakers have finished allows discussion and networking, or more closely questioning the speaker of the day. Members discuss observations of the preceding weeks and bring notable events or observations to the attention of the meeting. The public is invited and encouraged to attend events, lectures and field excursions. We have a very friendly atmosphere and are as sociable as we are interested in the science and natural history presented to us.'

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'The aim is to run an annual book festival the purpose of which is to promote and encourage the study, appreciation and knowledge of literature in Ullapool and the surrounding district. We include work written in Gaelic and Scots. We have a strong Gaelic element bearing in mind our heritage and the fact that there are many Gaelic learners in the area as well as native speakers. Literature has a significant place in Highland culture and life. The book festival is not just a showcase for Highland writers but also for writers from other parts of Scotland, and indeed the world, to come and create an inspirational atmosphere. It gives an opportunity for local people and visitors alike to hear the best the world of literature has to offer.' Held Mid May.

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’We are the only university based in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland and we're a little different - we offer you the choice of studying at one of our 13 colleges and research centres, over 70 local learning centres, or online from wherever you are.‘

Category Shetland Islands
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'Shetland Arts’ annual book festival has been running since 2001. Welcoming writers of local, national and international renown, Wordplay features a mix of readings, writing workshops, children’s events, and book signings. Wordplay offers a unique opportunity for readers and writers to meet with their favourite authors, hear them read their work, and answer questions.' Held Early November.

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