There will be a special ‘Trails & Tales’ workshop at Twechar Healthy Living Centre on Thursday 21 August (7.30pm). Key members of EDLC's well-funded ‘Trails & Tales’ project will attend to explain some of their current plans and present ideas and discussion on how members of the local history groups in East Dunbartonshire can become involved. The event is being arranged jointly by East Dunbartonshire Heritage & History Forum and EDLC, with the kind cooperation of Sandra Sutton of the Healthy Living Centre. The Antiquaries’ representatives on the EDH&H Forum are already committed to attend, but the event is open to the full membership of all local history groups in East Dunbartonshire, and interested members of the Antiquaries are warmly invited to attend. An absorbing evening is anticipated.
Kirkintilloch Canal Festival Story Week from Monday 18 - Friday 22 August 2014 includes Forth & Clyde canal cruises complemented with local historical presentations. On three of the evenings, the talks will be supplemented by light refreshments from local restaurateurs. The trips run from 7.00 - 9.00 pm, departing from Southbank Marina Kirkintilloch G66 1XQ. The talks should be of interest to members of Kirkintilloch and District Society of Antiquaries and tickets can be booked online at www.kirkintillochcanalfestival.org or via the Contact Centre, tel. no. 0300 123 4510.
Monday 18 August - Don Martin - Memories of the Sixties
Tuesday 19 August - Colin Castle - Puffers, an Illustrated History
Wednesday 20 August - James Walker - The Antonine Wall in Proximity to the Canal
Thursday 21 August - Bill Black - Guns, Gazoons and other Clamjamfry
Friday 22 August - Whisky Tasting