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History events in East Renfrewshire

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Events in East Renfrewshire

Heritage Class: Giffnock - What Lies Beneath?

25th April 2024

Join local historian Dr. Stuart Nisbet for an exploration of Giffnock and its hidden underground history!

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Heritage Walk: Giffnock - Fire and Brimstone

2nd May 2024

Led by Dr. Stuart Nisbet as well as looking at Giffnock's Sandstone Quarries, this walk will tell the story of the hundreds of miners who worked coal from under much of Giffnock.

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Heritage Talk: Time Travel Under My Floorboards - Vikings To Victorians

8th May 2024

Join Paul Noble on a time travelling journey from the vikings to the Victorians from objects he discovered in the crawl space under his house!

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Heritage Walk: Giffnock - Mines and Mysteries

9th May 2024

Led by Dr. Stuart Nisbet this heritage walk will tell the story of how Giffnock's limestone and fireclay were quarried.

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History Events in Edinburgh and the Lothians

Here's a selection of History Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Edinburgh:

Cold War Scotland

Cold War Scotland

13th July 2024 - 26th January 2025

Exploring Scotland’s critical position on the frontline of the Cold War, a new exhibition will tell the stories of the Scots at the centre of this global conflict.

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Jean Bareham: Walking Tour - ‘Women in History: A Disorderly Tale’

Jean Bareham: Walking Tour - ‘Women in History: A Disorderly Tale’

9th May 2024

Join Edinburgh based guide, researcher and writer Jean Bareham on a walking tour of Collective and Calton Hill, Edinburgh on Thursday 9th May!

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Esmé Stuart d’Aubigny, 1st Duke of Lennox, portrait of a French courtier who shook James VI’s court

Esmé Stuart d’Aubigny, 1st Duke of Lennox, portrait of a French courtier who shook James VI’s court

7th May 2024

Dr. Elisabeth Rébeillé-Borgella, historian and tour guide, will deliver a talk about Esmé Stuart d’Aubigny (c.1542-1583), 1st Duke of Lennox at Institut Français d'Ecosse on 7th May!

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History Events in Fife

Here's a selection of History Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Fife:

Arts Lecture - The Story of Jewellery in Scotland by Clare Blatherwick

Arts Lecture - The Story of Jewellery in Scotland by Clare Blatherwick

14th May 2024

The Arts Society Fife's art lecture on 14th May looks at the jewels of a nation and those in public and private collections, and in potrtais.

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St Andrews Memories

St Andrews Memories

Selected dates between 25th January 2024 - 3rd December 2024

Drop in to The R & A World Golf Museum and have a chat whilst looking at photographs, objects and film footage from our collections!

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43rd Festival of Historic Transport

43rd Festival of Historic Transport

16th June 2024

The 43rd Festival of Historic Transport is taking place at The Scottish Vintage Bus Museum on Sunday 16th June!

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History Events in Glasgow

Here's a selection of History Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Glasgow:

Carmunnock Heritage Trail

Carmunnock Heritage Trail

29th March 2024 - 31st December 2024

Take a unique, free, self-guided, multi-media tour around Glasgow's last village - Carmunnock by following the Carmunnock Heritage Trail!

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Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

Selected dates between 15th January 2024 - 18th December 2024

Glasgow Museums Resource Centre is home to over a million treasures, come and see for yourself on one of their regular Behind the Scenes Tours!

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Glasgow Necropolis Walking Tours

Glasgow Necropolis Walking Tours

Selected dates between 6th January 2024 - 29th December 2024

The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis run regular friendly and informal walking tours of the Glasgow Necropolis!

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History Events in Lanarkshire

Here's a selection of History Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Lanarkshire:

Glitz and Glamour The Golden Age of Cinema in Scotland

Glitz and Glamour The Golden Age of Cinema in Scotland

25th May 2024 - 17th August 2024

This colourful exhibition at North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre showcases artefacts from Scotland's largest cinema collection!

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History In The Field

History In The Field

19th July 2024 - 21st July 2024

History In The Field is Scotland's newest multiperiod living history event, hosted by Western Desert Recce Group, at the David Livingstone Centre in Blantyre between the 19th and 21st of July!

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Lanark Medieval Celebration

Lanark Medieval Celebration

4th May 2024

Head to Lanark on Saturday 4th May as the town hosts a fabulous free family day out with their annual Medieval Celebration!

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History Events in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

Here's a selection of History Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Renfrewshire:

Sma’ Shot Cottages

Sma’ Shot Cottages

Selected dates between 1st April 2024 - 30th September 2024

The Sma' Shot Cottages are a major attraction in the Renfrewshire area, providing visitors with an insight into two distinct periods of Paisley's weaving history!

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Sma’ Shot Day

Sma’ Shot Day

6th July 2024

Paisley's annual Sma' Shot day event, one of the oldest workers' festivals in the UK, will take place this year on Saturday 6th July!

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History Events in Stirling

Here's a selection of History Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Stirling:

Stirling 900: A Snapshot Exhibition

Stirling 900: A Snapshot Exhibition

1st June 2024 - 6th July 2024

Stirling 900: A Snapshot celebrates the 900th anniversary of the Royal Burgh of Stirling through the art of continuing GOSSIP members.

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Talks at The Smith: Sherlock, Darcy and friends revisited

Talks at The Smith: Sherlock, Darcy and friends revisited

26th June 2024

Jo Ross-Barrett revisits characters from classic fiction and applies the lens of what we know now to their experiences and behaviours.

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Stirling Ghostwalk

Stirling Ghostwalk

5th January 2024 - 21st December 2024

Join Stirling Old Town's most grumblesome Ghoul, the Happy Hangman, Jock Rankin, on a creepy, comic guided ghostwalk!

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Events in Other Areas

History of Prestwick Airport Walking Tour

History of Prestwick Airport Walking Tour

28th December 2023 - 31st October 2024

Prestwick Airport, just 30 miles south west of Glasgow has had a colourful history since aviation activity was first recorded over 110 years ago in 1913, find out more on one of these walking tours!

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Highlight Talks

Highlight Talks

Selected dates between 3rd April 2024 - 26th June 2024

On selected days throughout the year the team at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum and volunteers hold a Highlight Talk exploring the life and works of Robert Burns!

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Popular Events

1st Barrhead Scouts
1st Barrhead Scouts have places available across all sections, girls and boys are invited to join them for adventures including first aid, camping, foraging, sports, arts and craft plus much more!
Kids and Teens Summer Art Classes
The Wee Art Studio in Clarkston are running a variety of classes for kids and teens over the summer holidays!
Preloved Car Boot Sale
On Saturday 18th May I Love Clarkston are bringing Clarkston's first Preloved Boot Sale event to the Goods Yard Car Park (outside Clarkston Hall)!
Cinema Screening: 42nd Street
Starring national treasure Bonnie Langford as Dorothy Brock and featuring iconic songs 42nd Street, We're In The Money and Lullaby of Broadway, this is pure magic on the big screen!
The Bike Month Challenge with Love to Ride! - East Renfrewshire
This May, join the movement to create safer, more bike-friendly streets with the Bike Month Challenge and #MakeEveryRideCount!

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