DRYMEN and DISTRICT LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY

Programme 2021 to 2022

Our winter 2019 to 2020 programme was cut short due to the Covid-19 restrictions and we were unable to run a programme over the winter 2020-2021. However, with restrictions slowly lifting we hope to run a full programme for 2021-2022, starting on Thursday 23 September 2021, and have already secured speakers for most proposed dates.

While we hope to hold the meetings in Drymen Village Hall most speakers are willing to present their talks remotely using "Zoom" if necessary. The details of the speakers arranged and the dates of the meetings are given below. The complete list will be added when available. All standard meetings are held in Drymen Village Hall at 7.45 pm on Thursday evenings. In the event of severe weather, please phone the Secretary to see if this has affected the arrangements. If any meeting is held virtually by "Zoom" computer and telephone links will be provided in good time to join the meeting.

The committee wish to thank those members who paid a subscription for the 2020/21 membership year and those who made additional donations to our funds. These subscriptions will be credited to the 2021/22 season and membership cards will be issued in due course..

Double AGM Thursday 20th May 2021.
As we were unable to hold our AGM in April 2020 the committee has decided to hold a virtual AGM by "Zoom" on Thursday 20th May 2021. This will be a business only meeting and will cover the 2019-20 and 2020-21 financial years. Links to the meeting will be sent by e-mail to those members who have provided an e-mail address. It will be possible to join this meeting either by computer/tablet/smart phone with video and sound, or by telephone (sound only).

Winter Talks Programme 2021 to 2022

All meetings will be held in the Village Hall, Drymen at 7.45 pm or by "Zoom" at the same time.

Thursday 23 September 2021
Alan McBride, Country Park Ranger at Mugdock will give an illustrated talk on "The Elephant, the Marquis and the Castle".
Thursday 28 October 2021
Murray Cook will give an illustrated talk on his book on Stirling's place in history, "The anvil of Scottish history'".
This talk will be given on "Zoom" if necessary.
Thursday 28 November 2021
James Kennedy, Chair of Loch Ard Heritage Group will give an illustrated talk on The navvies at Loch Chon.
This talk will be given on "Zoom" if necessary.
Thursday 27 January 2022
Speaker to be confirmed.
Thursday 24 February 2022
Caroline Primrose will speak to us about mining in Scotland and particularly the Cadder pit disaster of 1913.
This talk will be given on "Zoom" if necessary.
Thursday 24 March 2022
Christina Noble will give an illustrated talk on her book "Ardkinglas: the biography of a Highland Estate".
This talk will be given on "Zoom" if necessary.
Thursday 28 April 2022
Members' night and AGM. Short talks by members of the Society with wine and cheese followed by our short AGM
If you would like to contribute please contact the secretary.