For further details of time, place etc see the attached flyer.
The lecture to mark the anniversary of the coronation of James VI has become an important annual event in Stirling. This year's lecture is by Prof. Jane Dawson who asks 'What was John Knox doing in Holy Rude on 29th July 1567?'.
For further details of time, place etc see the attached flyer.
Stirling Local History Society is delighted to launch our latest publication.
Stuart J Campbell, Andy McEwan & Dorothy Wilson, 2018. John Allan, Architect, Stirling (1847-1922), Stirling Local History Society, Stirling (48pp with back-cover foldout map).
John Allan remains the most distinctive architect in the Stirling area with buildings such as the former Hay's Music Shop on Friars' Street and the Wolf Craig Building (see illustration). The style and decorative detail sometimes appear quirky - but his use of methods and materials was often innovative. This well-produced and copiously-illustrated text adds substantially to previous knowledge.
The publication has been generously supported by Stirling City Heritage Trust and Stirling Council. Copies can be purchased (£6) from Smith Art Gallery and Museum, Stirling Central Library and Abbey Antiques, Friars' Street, Stirling.
To order a copy by post (+£2.99 p and p in UK) in the first instance email us at
Our February meeting will be on 22nd February at 7.30pm in the Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum. The speaker will be Professor Emeritus Bruce Lenman and the topic 'Jacobites'.
As usual, members free; we ask visitors to pay £2.50
Further details on the attached flyer.
Trimontium Trust in Melrose and Fraser Hunter (curator of the Iron Age at NMS) and have put together a one day symposium at the National Museum in Edinburgh.
Its subject is ancient man’s relationship with metals ranging from iron to gold: how they were mined, refined and worked.
We will also take a look at frontline research into what these metals can tell us about our ancestors (see clip below).
We have top speakers from all over Europe and the meeting coincides with the fantastic Early Silver Exhibition just across the landing.
Tickets are available at the NMS website:
See attached poster and itinerary
The next meeting of Stirling Local History Society will be on Thursday 25 Jan 2018 at 7.30pm in the Smith Art Gallery and Museum.
The speaker will be Craig Mair 'The Poles in Wartime Bridge of Allan'.
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The speaker at November's meeting will be Brian Wilkinson, speaking about The Engine Shed, Historic Environment Scotland’s Building Conservation Centre
The meeting starts, at usual, at 7.30pm in the Smith Art Gallery and Museum.
Details can found on the flyers which you can access here.
Stirling University Art Collections are holding events to mark the anniversary of the Uni opening its doors to students for the first time in that momentous year 1967.
Autumn Art Lecture: 1967 - a year of rebellion and revolution
5.30pm - 6.30pm
Venue: Pathfoot Lecture Theatre, Pathfoot Building, University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA
The Art Collection is celebrating the University's 50th anniversary by focusing on the cultural impact of 1967, the year it opened its doors to students for the first time. This year’s Autumn Art Lecture will be a roundtable discussion with Stirling Academics chaired by Professor Douglas Robertson and will consider what was happening in the wider world in the year that students came to this new University. Topics to be discussed will be UK and world politics, TV, sport, art and literature.
This event is held in conjunction with the 1967 exhibition held in the Art Collection in the Pathfoot Building which was the first and only teaching building on campus as the students arrived. The exhibition’s visual focus will be Music, Art, Film/Photography, Fashion, Furnishing and Architecture.
This event is open to all and is free to attend, but please click here to register:
This month's meeting, on 26th October 2017 in the Smith Museum, as, usual, at 7.30p.
The speaker is John Harrison who will discuss “Stirling Women At Work,1560-1750.”
This is a wide-ranging topic - not just 'housework and childcare' but a wide range
of agricultural, commercial and industrial activities.
The MacRobert Center are to present the first Central Scotland Documentary Festival. At the festival there are a wide variety of documentaries and one in particular might be of interest to those with interests in local history.
Stirling Kaleidoscope – Mon 23rd Oct, 7.30pm
Specially commissioned to close the inaugural Central Scotland Documentary Festival, this live cinema event features archive films of the area. Stirling’s key role in Scottish history is mirrored in the national film collections and how Scotland has projected itself on the world’s screens over the years.
Curated by Shona Thomson, who presented Made in My Toun at Macrobert Arts Centre in 2015, this event brings together a new selection of films of the Stirling area, hand-picked from the National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive. From 1930s cinema adverts to TV documentaries full of social commentary, familiar sights are reflected and refracted through a fascinating array of perspectives.
Booking and further info can be found here: http://macrobertartscentre.org/event/stirling-kaleidoscope/
This is a long established event in the local calendar and this year takes place on 11th November at Stirling University. It will be held in conjunction with the Inner Forth Landscape Initiative which, over the last few years, has been investigating many aspects of local history and wildlife - so, a chance for the many involved groups to show what they have been up to.
Titled 'The Inner Forth: New Connections for Nature, History and People' it will intermix historical and wildlife themes, ranging widely across the Forth area; there will be the usual displays, books, copies of the new (2017) Forth Naturalist and Historian and much else beside.
As ever, this promises to be a varied and interesting day and it is also something of a social event, a good way to meet people.
Details of the programme and the booking form can be found on the FNH website.
Stirling Local History Society.