Paul Bishop: The Wriggly Kelvin and Rivers as Borders: Thursday 7th November 2019

We are being told by some commentators during the Brexit debate that international borders are easy to manage. It is now clear that this is not true, and this is especially the case when the border is marked by a river. Locally, the River Kelvin marks the boundary between Kirkintilloch and Campsie Parishes and yet the boundary does not always follow the river channel. Why not? 

Prof Paul Bishop is a geographer and retired academic from the University of Glasgow. In this talk he will explore the issues associated with rivers as borders, including taking a look at the Scotland-England border which, who knows, might one day be an international border!

The River Sark at Gretna as the border between Scotland and England.

Evening meetings of the Society are at 7.30 pm in the Park Centre, 45 Kerr Street, Kirkintilloch, G66 1LF. The annual membership subscription is £10; visitors are welcome at all of the Society's evening events but a donation of £3 is requested.

Thomas Muir Symposium: "Past, Present and Future": 22nd October 2019

This year's Thomas Muir Symposium - "Commemorating Thomas Muir: Past, Present and Future" - will be held in St Ninians High School, Kirkintilloch on Wednesday 22nd October, 12.45 - 4.30pm. Further information including booking arrangements along with details of other events in 2019's Thomas Muir Festival may be found here.