DGNHAS News and Other Events
NEW Roslyn Chapel Trip
Those of you who have booked to go on the trip please be advised:
- The bus will leave Brooms Rd car park at 9.30 a.m. Sat 25th May.
- Short comfort stop at Abington services.
- Cost £12.50 per person, please pay by cheque made out to the society.
- We are booked on the 12.15 tour of the Chapel.
- Combined Chapel admission and tour cost of £7.00 over 60, and £9.00 for under, cash will be collected on the bus before arrival.
- The on-site cafe is small but there is a hotel, called the Original, at the end of the lane where all the usual things in the way of food etc will be available.
Training Day for Trusty's Hill Tour Guides
The training day will take place on Saturday, 8 June 2013, and will be led by Ronan Toolis. It will start at 10.00 am in the Faed gallery at the Mill on the Fleet, Gatehouse, where Ronan will speak for about half an hour, followed by a walk to Trusty's Hill, returning to the Mill on the Fleet at about 1.00 pm. All those who participate in the event will be given a 'training pack' to assist them with future walks to Trusty's Hill. Every one is very welcome to participate in this free event, which is part of the All Our Stories Gatehouse of Fleet in the Dark Ages project, which is a follow up to the Galloway Picts project aimed at maximising the benefits of the dig to Gatehouse of Fleet. Whether you want to take friends or family or lead an organised walk to Trusty's Hill this training event will provide you with the information required. See the poster.
NEW Two More Volumes of the Transactions Now Online
These are Volumes 18 and 20 of Series III.
Report of the Members' Night Meeting is now available
See the Reports of Meetings page.
Excursion to Rosslyn Chapel
See the Programme page for more information.
On-line Publication of the Transactions
The Council of the Society has taken the decision to upload files of the Transactions onto this website when five years have elapsed since their publication. This is to inform copyright holders of our intention to make digital versions of their work available on-line. Anyone with concerns about their copyright material being reproduced in this way should contact the Editor by e-mail.
The Galloway Picts Project
To mark the 150th anniversary of the founding of the society, DGNHAS undertook an excavation of the Dark Age stronghold at Trusty Hill just outside Gatehouse of Fleet, between 19 May and 2 June 2012. For a progress report of how the dig went, visit the project's website.
The topographic GPS survey is now available.
Non-DGNHAS News and Events
NEW Saltire Society Meeting
Bishops and Covenanters to be given by Ann Shukman at 3pm on Saturday 11 May 2013 at Elshieshields Tower Barn. The cost is £5 (including tea) and booking in advance is essential. Telephone (01387) 810280.
Fabulous Finds Exhibition at Dumfries Museum
In addition to the exhibition there is a programme of events running throughout its duration. For more information see the invitation from Siobhan Ratchford, Museums Curator East.
Discovering Dumfries and Galloway's Past
Interim reports for the first three surveys — those undertaken at Castledykes Park, Dumfries, at Innermessan, near Stranraer, and at Corehead, near Moffat — are all available to view and download online, and the rest of the results will be following in due course.
Conference on Government and Society in the Medieval Anglo-Scottish Borders (c.1200–1314)
This is a one-day conference to be held at Lancaster University in May 2013. It is hosted
by The Breaking of Britain, which is a
continuation of the Paradox of Medieval Scotland project, funded by the Arts
and Humanities Research Council, and involving a team of researchers from Edinburgh,
Glasgow and Lancaster Universities, and King's College, London. (See the
project website for
There will be no charge for attendance, and lunch and refreshments will be free, too.