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Wigtownshire Antiquarian & Natural History Society


Meetings will be held in Stranraer Library, Upper Meeting Room.

Thursday 22 September 2016 at 7.30pm

Una Scott from Drummore was one of the first commercial vehicle drivers in the area and was a driver in the Forces with VIPs and SAS personnel. This is a question and answer session.

Thursday 20 October 2016 at 7.30pm

Louise Kerr, reporter with the Galloway Gazette has written about World War One through the eyes of a newspaper. This is a question and answer session.

Thursday 17 November 2016 at 7.30pm

Andrew Nicholson speaking on the subject of “The Galloway Viking Hoard”.

Thursday 19th January 2017 at 7.30pm

The Bill Gill Memorial Lecture provided by Fraser Hunter on the subject of  “Celts : Art and Identity”.

Thursday 16th February 2017 at 7.30pm

Speaker to be arranged later.

Thursday 16th March 2017 at  7.00pm

WA & NHS Annual General Meeting at 7.00pm. Followed at 7.30pm by talks from our members.

N.B. The winter programme is subject to change at short notice.


A summer outing to the Black Loch of Myrton archaeological site will take place on Saturday the 3rd of June. The programme for the day will be approximately as follows: meet at the Breastworks Car Park at Stranraer waterfront at 1pm for car sharing with a view to being at the Black Loch between around 2 to 4pm. Julia Muir Watt of the Whithorn Trust has kindly agreed to arrange a guide at the site.

Please note that the terrain en route to the site is uneven and wet in places. However the walking distance is fairly short and we will do all we can to help anyone who would like assistance.

In addition to Members of the Antiquarian Society, the invitation to attend this outing can be extended more widely and I would be grateful if you could pass this information on to anyone else who may have an interest in coming along. Advance registration is essential, however, in order to plan for the event, so please respond to to advise if you or others intend to attend. It would be useful if you could also indicate whether or not you are able to take a vehicle from Stranraer and, if so, what space you might have available for others.

Anyone interested in joining our sister organisation, Wigtownshire Antiquarian and Natural History Society should contact the Secretary, Pam Taylor, Email -

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