Our June meeting, Wednesday 12th: Bruce Manson, Local History Carved in Stone.  Details in the flyer (PDF file).

About the Society

The Falkland Society is run by a Committee elected by its members at the Annual General Meeting.

We became a Scottish Registered Charity (registration number SC017201) in March 1988. The Charity's object is: 'To generate an interest in our town by encouraging the preservation of historical features and promoting interest in the cultural, social, and working life of the community in the past and in the presesnt.'

Current Committee members and contact details

Themes for 2018–2019

Memorials, Memories, Monuments and their Wider Perspectives on Past and Future

Remembering WWI

2018–2019 is the one hundredth anniversary of the ending of the first World War and the making of the fragile peace process which contained the seeds of the second World War. This is a time of ‘remembering’, the world over, with ceremonies, exhibitions, literature, architecture, carving and sculpture all pressed into service as we try to process what happened and to understand the challenges of today. Our programme aims to follow this theme across Fife, nationally and internationally.

Falkland in the wider context

Our second theme reaches out beyond Falkland to our surrounding towns and villages. There will be lectures on Cupar, Kinross (historically in Fife) and Markinch. We will honour our highly significant local archaeology and local architecture. This year our architecture will be celebrated by Robert Haas-Zens, a young German scholar and a highly skilled professional stone carver, who has been researching the significance of the architect Alexander Roos and his Temple of Decision on the Falkland Estate. Roos deserves to be celebrated in Falkland because he also designed the drinking fountain which is one of the most familiar and best-loved features of our beautiful village.

See our Programme of meetings for 2018–19.