DGNHAS News and Other Events

NEW Transactions Subscribers' Secretary

Subscribers to the Transactions should note that that all matters relating to subscriptions will no longer be be handled by the Librarian, but by our newly appointed Transactions Subscribers' Secretary, Ms V.E. Weighill. Her contact details are on the Contacts page.

Syllabus for 2014–15

The syllabus for the 2014–15 session is now available online. Printed cards will be distributed by the Membership Secretary with the renewal papers.

Membership Secretary

After years of sterling service our Membership Secretary, Heather Barrington, wishes to retire, so we are looking for a volunteer to take over this post.

Heather says that it is not an onerous task and has compiled a summary of the duties which is available online.

The Society will provide the necessary software for anyone prepared to take over, if not already owned.

Any one interested should contact the Hon. Secretary.

Report of the Meeting of 12 April Now Online

This is available on the Reports of meetings page.


The Excursions Organiser has proposed an outing for members to Ravenglass and Muncaster Castle in May and one to Culzean Castle in June. See the Programme page for more information.

All volumes of the Transactions Now Online

That is, all but those of the last five years on which there is an embargo. These are accessible from the Online volumes page.

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

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.