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History events in East Renfrewshire

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Events in East Renfrewshire

Family History For Beginners

9th October 2024

This Family History Workshop, led by experienced genealogist Lorna Kinnaird, PGDip, ASGRA, FSA Scot, will give you the skills and knowledge you need to begin your family history research!

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House History for Beginners

9th October 2024

This course led by an experienced genealogist will get you started on carrying out a house history in Scotland and will get you accessing some pretty amazing records!

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Family History: Delving Deeper

23rd October 2024

This half day course is ideal for those who have completed Family History for Beginners, or who already have some experience in family history research but would like to learn more.

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House History: Delving Deeper

23rd October 2024

This half day course is ideal for those who have completed House History for Beginners, or who already have some experience in house history research but would like to learn more.

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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:

ScotlandsFest: Collier Laddie - Rab Wilson

ScotlandsFest: Collier Laddie - Rab Wilson

14th August 2024

Close a pit, kill a community. Forty years on, Scots poet Rab Wilson relives the events of the 1984-85 UK Miners' Strike.

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The Underground Lectures: Materialising the Cold War in Scotland

The Underground Lectures: Materialising the Cold War in Scotland

21st August 2024

This talk will examine Scottish experiences of the Cold War through the lens of material culture preserved by National Museums Scotland.

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Textile Orientalisms: Paisley Shawls in Literature

Textile Orientalisms: Paisley Shawls in Literature

6th September 2024

Join the National Trust for Scotland on Friday 6th September at the Georgian House to welcome the author, Suchitra Choudhury, for a presentation of her work and wider discussion!

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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:

Heritage Tour: East End of St Andrews

Heritage Tour: East End of St Andrews

Selected dates between 25th May 2024 - 28th September 2024

Enjoy a fascinating Heritage Tour of the East End of St Andrews and explore the rich history of this beautiful area with knowledgeable and local guides!

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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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Dysart Townhouse Museum - Sunday Opening

Dysart Townhouse Museum - Sunday Opening

Selected dates between 30th June 2024 - 15th September 2024

Dysart Townhouse Museum will be open every Sunday afternoon from June 30th until September 15th so come along and explore the history of Dysart and Kirkcaldy!

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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:

Summer Of Fun At Glasgow Museums

Summer Of Fun At Glasgow Museums

6th June 2024 - 7th August 2024

Glasgow Museums have a whole 'Summer of Fun' planned to keep the whole family entertained across the Summer Holidays!

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Football’s Square Mile: The World’s Biggest Open-Air Football Museum

Football’s Square Mile: The World’s Biggest Open-Air Football Museum

22nd August 2024

Graeme and Rory, from The Hampden Collection, will guide you through the story behind 21 heritage sites across Glasgow which make up Football's Square Mile at Glasgow City Heritage Trust!

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Clydebuilt Festival

Clydebuilt Festival

7th September 2024 - 8th September 2024

Back for 2024, the Clydebuilt Festival will return to the Riverside Museum and on the Clyde on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th September!

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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:

Hamilton Mausoleum Tour

Hamilton Mausoleum Tour

Selected dates between 10th February 2024 - 23rd November 2024

Take a tour of one of the finest private tombs in the country and the town's most striking historic landmark, Hamilton Mausoleum.

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The Fourth 50th Anniversary Talk - ‘Lowland Highlanders’

The Fourth 50th Anniversary Talk - ‘Lowland Highlanders’

14th September 2024

Join photographer John Irvine for the fourth of five talks celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Museum of Lead Mining.

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The Third 50th Anniversary Talk -  ‘Dead Lead:- Lead, The Funeral Furnishing Trade 1600-2000’

The Third 50th Anniversary Talk - ‘Dead Lead:- Lead, The Funeral Furnishing Trade 1600-2000’

17th August 2024

Join Julian Litten, FSA for the third of five talks celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Museum of Lead Mining.

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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:

Free Talk: Renfrewshire Weavers

Free Talk: Renfrewshire Weavers

31st July 2024

Join The Urban Historian as he explores the heritage of the Renfrewshire weavers, concentrating on Paisley and Kilbarchan, in this evening talk!

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Talk on The Glen Cinema Disaster, by Brian Hannan

Talk on The Glen Cinema Disaster, by Brian Hannan

30th July 2024

Join Paisley Heritage Group for a talk with questions and answers session from Brian Hannan, author of The Glen Cinema Disaster book, on the very sad topic of the Glen Cinema disaster.

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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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History Events in Stirling

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

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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Stirling Jailhouse Horrors

Stirling Jailhouse Horrors

12th October 2024 - 31st October 2024

This autumn let our Prison Surgeon, Dr Forrest, thrill you with the Horrible History of Stirling’s terrible Tolbooth – the worst Jail in Britain!

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Scotland’s National Hero

Scotland’s National Hero

10th February 2024 - 27th October 2024

Who was William Wallace? Listen as a costumed actor gives you an insight into the life of Scotland’s National Hero.

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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 11th September 2024 - 4th June 2025

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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Sponsored Links

Paisley First
East Renfrewshire Culture
Hilton Glasgow
Renfrewshire Council
Graeme Aitken
Media Shop
The Quay
Open Pass Scotland
ATG
Kids Pass

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Popular Events

Northern Soul Night
Join Alan Savage, AKA 'Big Sav', for an unforgettable night of Northern Soul, Motown classics, and modern crossover tracks at Stamperland Community and Social Club on Friday 9th August!
Busby Arts Festival
Busby Arts Festival will bring the community of Busby together with a weekend-long celebration of the visual and performing arts!
Foodies Festival Glasgow
Foodies Festival, the UK's biggest celebration of food, drink and music will return to Rouken Glen Park in August featuring Symphonic Ibiza, Blue and Scouting for Girls!
Auchenback Active Limited Community Safety Family Fun Day
Auchenback Active are holding their fantastic annual Community Safety Event on Thursday 8th August at Auchenback Resource Centre, Barrhead!
YE Scotland - Full Circle Fun
Young Enterprise Scotland's Full Circle Fun initiative has been designed to give a taster of the Circular Economy to 5-12 year olds in the local area!

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Eastwood Park Theatre Rouken Glen Park East Renfrewshire HSCP Walking Groups Greenbank House and Garden Dams to Darnley Country Park Whitelee Windfarm Visitor Centre