All meetings are held in the society's own Hertitage Centre - the Mission Hall, Grafton Road, Town Yetholm TD5 8RU. This 'tin tabernacle' (see image below) was built in the 1930s and is itself part of Yetholm's historic environment. It is slightly set back from the road.
Following the disruption caused by the covid crisis we hope to resume our meetings in the Mission Hall for the 2021-22 Season.
After a very successful 2020-21 season – in spite of COVID - we are pleased to announce next season’s talks. We expect the first TWO talks to take place in the Wauchope Hall. While regulations currently would allow us to use the refurbished Mission Hall, we felt that, in the short term, members might feel more comfortable more widely spaced in the Wauchope Hall.
The membership fee remains at the bargain price of £6 for all six lectures. Non-members pay £2 per talk. Members who do not pay by Direct Debit or Standing Order can renew their membership at the first meeting.
Note that our season begins with a local geology walk by Ned Pegler. This is your chance to find out how our hills were formed, what they are made of, and the part they played in the economy of Yetholm and the area.
All meetings will take place at 7.30pm.
Saturday 4th September - Walk led by Ned Pegler
Meet at 1.30 at Duncanhaugh. The walk will last approximately 2 hours – and is not strenuous! If you would like to join us then please let Jean Hirst know, either by phone (420214) or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday 5th October 2021 - Alison Sheridan
Green treasures from the Magic Mountains; The Amazing Story of Scotland's Neolithic Jade Axe Heads.
Tuesday 2nd November 2021 - David McLean
A Runaway Slave in Duns.
Tuesday 7th December 2021 - Christmas Dinner
Border Hotel, Kirk Yetholm, 6.30 for 7.00pm. Further details to be announced.
Tuesday 1st February 2022 AGM + Graeme Watson
Andrew Blythe and the Yetholm Kirk Windows - Fresh Light on the Story of this Remarkable Man.
Tuesday 1st March 2022 - Dugie MacInnes
Lumps, Bumps and Fairy Tales: The Joys of Field Archaeology. Dugie is leading the current field survey of the Halterburn valley.
Tuesday 5th April 2022 - Margaret Fox and Catherine Maxwell-Stuart
A Family Life Revealed – the Stuarts at Traquair.
Tuesday 3rd May 2022 - David Welsh
Details of trips and of a Zoom lecture all the way from Australia on Andrew Thompson, transported to Australia from Yetholm, who later became one of the most prominent and wealthy early settlers, will be announced in due course. Watch this space!