If you missed our October meeting, addressed by Fiona Fisher, you can now view the recording.

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 an invitation to the next Zoom meeting, and information about our other activities.

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 themes for this season are "Anniversaries" and "Craftspeople and craftsmanship".

15–22 October 2021

Falkland Literature and Lyrics Festival

The Falkland Community Development Trust is organising a festival of literature and music. The Falkland Society will be represented at the Interest Groups Fair on the 15th, and Ross Burgess, our Secretary, will be giving a talk on the 20th and leading walks on the 19th and 21st.

For full details of the week's events, see http://falklandcommunitylibrary.org/literature-lyrics-festival-2021/.

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 Helen Lawrenson.

12 January 2022

Kieran Allan, 'The Tricolore and the Saltire'

The story of the Italian community in Scotland.

9 February 2022

Rory Young on his life and work

Rory is a stone sculptor and ‘artificer’, one who makes things, always well-considered and beautiful. He has been called the 'Prince Charming of the 'Lime Revival in Britain'. He carried out the lime-based works to the Sea Captain's House in Kirkcaldy. The West Doorway of York Minster is probably his most famous work.