Presented by Dr Amy Blakeway. Amy is a Senior Lecturer in Scottish History at the University of St Andrews. She…Continue readingLieutenants and Loyalty: How did Mary, Queen of Scots rule Scotland from an English prison?
by Victoria Brown (Education Manager, National Mining Museum, Newtongrange) – 16 March 2023 Victoria began by outlining the huge scale…Continue readingA Mine of Information: Coal Mining in East Lothian
By Dr Hanita Ritchie, Local History Officer East Lothian Council Library Service Throughout history, women from all corners of the…Continue readingThe Remarkable Women of East Lothian: A History in Pictures
20 January 2023 Steven Kerr, Librarian of RCSEd, gave us an enthusiastic and lively discourse on the history of the…Continue readingA Seal of Cause: The History and the People of the Royal College of Surgeons
David Raw spoke on how politics in East Lothian changed in the early 20th century. Continue readingEast Lothian Politics 100yrs ago: A Time of Change
Dr Alison Rosie of the National Records of Scotland spoke on this topic. She dealt comprehensively with the inventories and…Continue readingA Queen’s Jewel Box: The 1566 Inventory of Mary Queen of Scots
In a very entertaining, lucid talk without visual aids, Mary Craig shed light on one of the darker manifestations of…Continue readingJohn Kincaid, Scotland’s Witch Brodder
Local storyteller, Tim Porteous kicked off our season of zoom talks on 3rd December. His topic “Is it true? -‘historical…Continue readingIs it true? -‘historical truth’ and the role of oral tradition