We're taking a summer break. Please come to our AGM and the talk by Kirsty Archer Thompson on Wednesday 15 September.

Coming events

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

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.

All talks subject to confirmation. It is likely that all or most will be by Zoom but in any event we shall be following the Scottish Government’s public health guidance.

Our principal theme for Autumn 2021 is "Anniversaries".

August 2021

We're taking our usual summer break this month; the event originally planned for the 11th will now not go ahead.

15 September 2021

Kirsty Archer-Thompson: 250 years of Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832): Past, Present and Future

Kirsty Archer-Thompson is Curator of Sir Walter Scott’s celebrated Abbotsford House in the Borders, and we hope to arrange a visit to Abbotsford very soon afterwards.

The meeting will also include our AGM, when we will be electing office bearers and committee for the year ahead.

13 October 2021

Dante

We hope to arrange an event commemorating Dante Alighieri (c. 1265–1321) one of the greatest poets of the middle ages (to be confirmed).

10 November 2021

Peter Burman on John Ruskin's Guild of St George

The Guild of St George, in its 150th year, is an educational charity for arts, crafts and the rural economy. Peter is a Director of the Guild, as well as Chair of the Falkland Society.

15 December 2021

Josh Davie’s 2021 film Voices of Falkland

To be introduced by Ninian Stuart and/or Helen Lawrenson.

15 January 2022

Kieran Allan, 'The Tricolore and the Saltire'

The story of the Italian community in Scotland.