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Members’ Events

2014

Visits and Guided Walks

Edinburgh CCTV Control Unit in the City Chambers
Bo'ness, including a tour and archive film screening at The Hippodrome Cinema
Macdonald Armouries to see how the High School Yards Knight's sword was made
The Signet Library
Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, University of Edinburgh, High School Yards
Signet Library, Parliament Square

Talks

Patomime in Scotland by Dr Paul Maloney
Mapping Edinburgh's Social History by the MESH Project
Patrick Geddes by Prof Bob Morris
The anti-graffiti initiative by Mark Robinson, Community Safety Officer
Scotsman Hotel Cinema with a showing of films from the Scottish Screen Archive
Scotland’s Cinemas by Gordon Barr of the Scottish Cinemas & Theatres Project
The sword and gravestone of the High School Yards Knight by Paul Macdonald and David McGovern

2013

Visits and Guided Walks

Chapel of St Albert the Great, George Square
Powderhall Bronze
Scottish Vintage Bus Museum, by Dunfermline
The New Town and its Gardens, guided walk led by Jean Bareham
Guided walk round Edinburgh’s bridges led by Dom Echlin
Freemason’s Hall
The Victorian Schoolroom, Brunswick Road

Talks

Filth, Nastiness & Stinks in 18th Century Edinburgh by John Lowrey
Archaeology at High School Yards
The King’s High Road by Robin Tait
Latest projects of the City Museums Service by Paul McAuley
Scottish Language Dictionary
The Holyrood Campus of the University of Edinburgh
The Building of the Forth Bridge, given by Frank Hay and Len Saunders of The Briggers

2012

Visits and Guided Walks

Scottish National Portrait Gallery led by senior SNPG staff
Seafield Recycling Centre
Riddle’s Court led by the Scottish Historic Buildings Trust
Hidden Gardens of the Royal Mile led by Jean Bareham
Burntisland: Museum of Communicatins and Parish Church
Chppendale International School of Furniture, Gifford
Scottish Genealogy Society
City Archives with archivist Richard Hunter

Talks

Queensberry House by Jenny Colcott
Cowgate Fire Site by Andrew Wright (joint event with the Cockburn Association)
Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network by SCRAN staff
Talk by CEC Community Safety Officers

2011

Visits and Guided Walks

St Cecilia’s Hall and its collections
Festival Theatre front- and back-stage
Council Museums Collections Centre led by Paul McAuley of the City’s Museums Department
Burns Monument and Poetry Garden led by Paul McAuley
Enlightenment Tour of the Royal Mile led by Angus Gillon
Inch Nurseries led by Jim Carlyle of the City’s Park & Green Spaces Department
Royal Observatory on Blackford Hill

Talks

The Scottish Cemetery in Calcutta by James Simpson (joint event with the Cockburn Association)
Management and use of historic graveyards by Dr Susan Buckham
Scottish National Portrait Gallery by James Holloway, SNPG Director
John Murray - Edinburgh Connections by David McClay, Senior Curator, John Murray Archive
Old College excavations, by Tom Addyman of Addyman Archaeology
Costume and the Visit of George IV in 1822, by Annie Scanlon

the National Museum of Scotland in 1938 with commentary by Geoff Swinney