The recording of Stephen Couling's talk on Drunlanrig and the Trees for Life project is now available to view.

Meetings, 2018–19

Meetings are normally held on Wednesdays and start at 7 p.m.

Our venue has historically been upstairs at the Old Town Hall, Falkland. With the future of the Old Town Hall uncertain, we are using some other venues this season. Check back here nearer the date in case there are any further changes.

Our theme for 2018–19 is "Memorials, Memories, Monuments and their Wider Perspectives on Past and Future"

More about the theme

26 September

Upstairs at the Old Town Hall, KY15 7BU

Dr Peter Burman, Memorials, Memories, Histories and the Art of Lettering.

Peter Burman is Chair of the Falkland Society, an art and architectural historian with a passion for fine craftsmanship and especially the art of lettering.

More about Peter's talk (PDF file)

17 October

Upstairs at the Old Town Hall, KY15 7BU

Robert Haas-Zens, Falkland’s Temple of Decision, the meaning of temples in designed landscapes.

Robert Haas-Zens is a Master’s student in Building Conservation at the Brandenburg Technical University, Cottbus, and a visiting scholar this year at the Falkland Centre for Stewardship.

More about Robert's talk (PDF file)

21 November

The Chapel Royal, Falkland Palace, KY15 7BY

Bill Pagan, The Ancient Burgh of Cupar – History and Aspirations.

Bill Pagan was a solicitor in his family firm, which originated in Cupar in 1827, until his retirement. Today he is well-known as a lecturer to university and professional audiences in Scotland and England on tax, trusts, investments and (of great relevance to his current commitments) charities and governance. He recently retired as a Deputy Lord Lieutenant for Fife.

More about Bill's talk (PDF file)

12 December

Upstairs at the Old Town Hall, KY15 7BU

Dr Alex Woolf, The transformation of the Earldom of Fife in the 12th century.

His books include From Pictland to Alba: Scotland, 789-1070 (University of Edinburgh, 2007). He lives locally, in Kettlebridge, and is a great supporter of our Falkland Archaeological Research Programme.

More about Alex's talk (PDF file)

9 January 2019

The Craig Room, Falkland Parish Church, KY15 7BU

Professor David Munro, The Town of Kinross, Memories and Future of a former County Town once in Fife.

David Munro is a geographer and archivist with a great skill in relating documents with the geophysical reality on the ground. He has also offered a lecture later in 2019 on the book he has been writing on the Smith Anderson firm which was for so long part of Falkland’s history. The book is expected to be out before Christmas 2018.

More about David's talk (PDF file)