The recording of Stephen Couling's talk on Drunlanrig and the Trees for Life project is now available to view.

Past meetings, 2023–24

Society meetings are held on Wednesdays and start at 7 p.m.

Meetings marked (Hybrid) are held at the Stables, Falkland Estate, KY15 7AF, by kind permission of the Falkland Stewardship Trust, and also accessible online via Zoom. Other meetings will be via Zoom only.

This page includes only meetings that have already taken place. To see future meetings, go to our "events" page.

The principal ambition of our lecture programme is always to honour aspects of our cultural and social history through stories of art, archaeology, architecture and history relevant to Falkland but not necessarily local. We trawl our circles of friendship and acquaintance vigorously for speakers who are active in their chosen fields.

All are welcome – you don’t even have to be a member, just sympathetic to our aims! Just sign up using the form on our "Contact" page. All subscribers automatically receive the monthly Newsletter, with links to the lecture meeting and to anything else that is going on.

14 February 2024

Stephen Couling, Dundreggan Estate Manager

Stephen spoke about the Trees For Life project which aims to create environmental change in the Scottish Highlands and restore the ancient Caledonian Forest. View the recording of Stephen's talk.

10 January 2024

David Munro Drumlanrig: The archival treasures of a great house

Currently Writer in Residence and Estate Plan Archivist to the Duke of Buccleuch at Drumlanrig Castle in Dumfries-shire, David Munro is applying landscape studies to the management of the Queensberry Estate in the belief that understanding landscape is an important prerequisite to caring for and managing our natural and man-made heritage. He is co-author of Scotland: An Encyclopedia of Places and Landscape published by Collins. View the recording of David's talk.

13 December 2023

Victoria Perry, Slavery, Architecture, and the British Landscape

Victoria is an architect and historian, author of the recent book A Bittersweet Heritage: Slavery, Architecture, and the British Landscape. View the recording of Victoria's talk.