'Welcome to Bookfestival Scotland, the website where you can find details of around 40 amazing book, storytelling and poetry festivals which take place from January to November each year. No other country has so many per capita and they range from the world's largest at Edinburgh to a scatter of smaller but perfectly formed events from Shetland to Wigtown and many places in between. Each year the world’s best writers appear to talk about their work in some of Scotland’s most beautiful places. Come and join them!'
'There are now 39 National Trust for Scotland Members' Centres, Members' Groups and Friends' Groups throughout Scotland, one in Cambridge and one in London. Members of the National Trust for Scotland can join one or more of the groups for as little as £2 per year. Most are also open to members of the National Trust for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Membership of a Centre adds value to your NTS or NT membership by giving access to the social programmes.'
>>> About >>> Local Associations
'The Scottish Beekeepers Association is the national body that represents Scotland's beekeepers within the UK, throughout Europe and globally.'
'The Scottish Civic Trust acts as an umbrella body for over 100 local civic societies and local environment groups spanning the length and breadth of Scotland.'
Doors Open Days
'SWT relies on supporters and members to act as advocates and carry out vital work throughout Scotland. Local members often come together to form members centres and are vital in promoting the work of SWT in the local community. Members centres are involved in local conservation projects, planning and fundraising and they also organise walks, talks and other events to inspire people about the wildlife of Scotland ... There are currently 20 SWT Members Centres throughout Scotland.'
Search of their database can reveal occasional talks and lectures at one or another of their properties.
>>> Events >>> Diary
Events 'There are both national and regional events that members can get involved in, ranging from lectures and social events, to study tours and an annual conference.'
>>> Scottish Societies
'There are forty-five societies in membership of the Association. They are broadly defined into two types: Local Societies who draw their membership from their local area and hold meetings with a wide variety of subjects; Specialist Societies who tend to be Scottish branches of national specialist societies, but there are a few Scottish based ones.'
Scottish Book News and Events.
'Lectures are held at six Venues: Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and St. Andrews ... Membership is open to everyone with an interest in plants, whether professional or amateur. Current members include professional academic plant scientists, horticulturists, students and amateur field botanists, based in Scotland and around the world. Come and join us ... '
'Our annual lecture programme aims to provide members with access to the latest developments in the field of Egyptology and our events include group visits, members’ nights and hieroglyph workshops etc.'
Description of upcoming Gifford Lectures at the Universities of Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Glasgow, and St Andrews.
Some video and audio recordings available.
>>> Events >>> Calendar of Events
Sponsor a range of lectures and related events across a wide arena.
Hold about four meetings per year, usually either in Glasgow or Edinburgh.
>>> Courses and Events
'The MCofS Winter Lecture Series is free of charge and open to all.'
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'RSGS offers a series of Illustrated Talks to both Members and to the wider public at 14 locations throughout Scotland. Between September and April almost 100 talks are given by speakers who have journeyed the Globe to bring back interesting stories and personal perspectives from their travels.'
>>> Book Events
'Has branches all over Scotland. There are seven branches in total - Aberdeen and North East, Dumfries and District, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Helensburgh, Highland and Kirriemuir. The Society headquarters are in Edinburgh. Each branch organises its own meetings, lectures, outings and social occasions.' (and note the consolidated list of Branch Events.)
Have organized an Annual Lecture plus other events which might be open to the general public. Enquire about attendance. Often the annotation is something like: 'This event is free to attend but places are limited ... Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.'
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'Features regular pre-concert talks. They are free to concert ticket holders, and begin at 6.30 pm.'
'Pre-concert talks are now being audio recorded so if you missed the talk, it will be up on our website shortly after the concert. Visit our audio page to listen to the talks. In 2010/11 some talks were filmed. Visit our video page to watch the talks.'
Organize an Annual Lecture - plus a range of other lectures and related events, frequently annotated 'all are welcome' and usually free of charge.
Brief details of local society events submitted to the Forum.
'Now a regular on the arts scene, the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival has grown to become one of Scotland's most valued cultural events. The Festival takes place in theatres, cinemas, libraries and community halls throughout October each year to help challenge attitudes towards mental health through the arts.' Usually held throughout October each year.
Number of talks and related events listed in searchable Events Calendar; via the Map one can retrieve details of 'events within 100 km of your point'.
>>> What's On >>> Local Branch Events
'We hope that you enjoy the selection of topics and speakers this year. Please support your local branch by going along once a month to listen to the superb presentations and to meet up with your fellow SOC members ... Your SOC membership entitles you to attend meetings anywhere in Scotland so, if you find yourself away from home in another branch area, feel free to go along to any of the meetings. It's an excellent opportunity to make new friends and contacts.'