Welcome to DGNHAS

Welcome to the latest version of the DGNHAS website, which is more accessible using mobile devices and more easily maintained than the earlier version.

All the content of the earlier version is available here, possibly in a new form and accessed in a different way. The main difference is in searching the website and gaining information on the contents of the online Transactions using TDGNHAS index cards. See the Searching page for more information.

General feedback and information on errors or omissions are welcome. Please e-mail the webmaster using the link on the Contacts page.

Covid-19: Lecture Programme 2020-21 (updated 2 October 2020)

The Society’s Council has been giving active consideration to the problems of how we can proceed safely and effectively with our activities in the immediate and medium-term future.

The conclusion is that it is not possible to resume physical meetings of the Society at the Baptist Centre for the time being, though the situation will be kept under review in the light of changing advice from the government. This also means that there will be no AGM in 2020.

The Labour History of Dumfries

DGNHAS member Ian Gasse has published a blog article on the Scottish Labour History Society website under the title

The Labour History of Dumfries; Uncovering Working Lives: A Dumfries Labour History Trail, 1771-1914

D&M Co-operative Society
Dumfries & Maxwelltown Co-operative Society shop in Queensberry Street, c1910.
[Courtesy: Dumfries Stamp & Postcard Club]

Clish-Clash, the e-newsletter of the Scottish Local History Forum

Clish-Clash is the e-newsletter of the Scottish Local History Forum.

The newsletter gives recent and forthcoming news about activities in the local history community.

“Clish-clash” means “repeated gossip” in Scots, and the newsletter passes on information about local history activities.

The aim is to issue Clish-Clash bi-monthly, but this depends on the amount of information received from SLHF members and others.