Friends’ Talks & Events

The Friends of the Archive organise an annual lecture programme which brings people together to share their interest in local history.

All are welcome to attend the talks which are free to members and £5 for non-members.

Talks in 2017/2018

All talks take place in either the Soutar Theatre or Sandeman Meeting Room at the A K Bell Library, York Place, Perth, PH2 8EP.

Please note the varied times and that all talks require booking.

1917 – Total War

by Mike Taylor

Thursday 21 Sept 2017, 6.30pm, Soutar Theatre
Carolina Lady Nairne: Songs and History

by Dr Nicola Cowmeadow & Syd House, MBE

Thursday 19 Oct 2017, 2pm, Soutar Theatre
Historic Trees of Perthshire

by Dr David Robertson

Thursday 23 Nov 2017, 2pm, Soutar Theatre
The Rev. James McLagan (1728-1805), the Perth Literary and Antiquarian Society and an Irish Gaelic Manuscript in Perth

by Professor Roibeard O’Maolalaigh

Thursday 22 Feb 2018, 2pm, Sandeman Meeting Room
Cradle of Scotland: the archaeological dig at Forteviot

by Professor Steven Driscoll

Thursday 22 March 2018, 2pm, Sandeman Meeting Room
The History of Pitlochry Dam

by Gillian O’Reilly

Thursday 19 April 2018, 6.30pm, Sandeman Meeting Room
An Archivists Life for Me

by Steve Connelly

Thursday 24 May 2018, 6.30pm, Soutar Theatre

Contact 01738 477022 or to reserve your seat.

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