Local History Society Talks
Ardchattan parish archive :
open archive sessions
every Friday afternoon from 7th October 2016 : 2-4pm
field surveying workshop / talk
sometime in December

Oban Family history group : Rockfield centre, Oban - 7.30 pm
September
inaugural meeting
October 27 2016
beginners genealogy workshop
November 30 2016
Obans Founding Fathers - researching the Stevensons

Appin Historical Society Winter talks 2016 - 2017
PROGRAMME 2016-2017 (| full details on their website )
17 September 2016
Lismore, the Forgotten Cathedral of Scotland: Douglas Breingan
15 October 2016
Slate Quarrying: The Hon. Michael Shaw
19 November 2016
A School Trip to Rajasthan: Anna Whitelaw
10 December 2016
Display of model and pictures of Kinlochleven PoW camp; Annual General Meeting and Pre-Christmas get-together with drinks and nibbles.
21 January 2017
The History of Dyeing: Liz Gaffney-Whaite
18 February 2017
Scottish Marine Wildlife from Birds to Basking Sharks: Sarah Brown
18 March 2017
Building the National Library of Scotland's Modern Collections: Jennifer Giles
29 April 2017
Madam Scrap/Madam Scotia: Helene Witcher

Lorn Archaeological and Historical Society
LAHS Winter Programme 2016– 2017
Talks take place at 7.30pm in St Columba's Cathedral Hall, usually on the third Friday of the month, but this occasionally varies to suit visiting speakers. Visitors are most welcome and the entrance fee for non members is £3.00

Fri 21st October
Catherine Gilles - John of Argyll, after Brander
Fri 18th November
AGM. Your chance to have your say about the Society + a selection of Bob Mccullochs slides of Old Oban (at 7:30 in the Roman Catholic Cathedral hall)
Fri 9th December
Linda Fryer - 'Mary and Iain Ciar: MacDougall of Dunollie's Jacobite couple''
Fri 20th January 2017
Jennie Robertson - 'Clearance Villages in Morvern: Recent Archaeological Surveys'
Fri 17th February
Alison Sheridan ‘Early farmers in the West of Scotland, 4000-1500 BC’
Fri 17th March
Richard Blair - 'George Orwell'
Fri 21st April
Lorn Macintyre - 'The Campbell of Dunstaffnage'.

Dalmally Historical Society
- Dates and topics to be advised


National Trust of Scotland http://www.ntscentres.org.uk/argyll.html
Saturday 26 November 2016 , 11.30am for 12noon Booking required as lunch is provided after the talk. £10 per talk.
A talk by Ian Riches (NTS Archivist) at St Columba’s Cathedral Church Hall, Oban.
11th February Brochs and the Roman Empire - Euan Mackie Neill Malcolm 01631 740323
11th March Slate Industry in Argyll tbc Booking: Isobelle Smith 01852 300287
22nd April AGM (Venue: Loch Nell Hotel, North Connel) Arrive 11.30 for AGM. Cost £15.00 World War One Commemorative Activities Booking: Mike Hawke 01631562734
6th May Day Coach Trip to New Lanark Details to be confirmed Booking: Mike Hawke 01631 562734
26-29th June Holiday Away Trip to Angus and Fife Details to be confirmed Booking: Neill Malcolm o1631 740323
Meetings are held in the hall at the back of the RC Cathedral in Oban.
Cost £10 includes sandwich lunch. Arrive 11.30 for talk at 12.00 followed by lunch.
Please book by the preceding Wednesday.

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