Meetings and Speakers

The Kilt Shop in the 1950s (click to enlarge)

The Society has a programme of speakers on local history from September to March. The syllabus for 2019-2020 can be found here.
Meetings take place in Dunbar Town House on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 7pm (Speaker at 7.30pm).
The next speaker – on Tuesday 10 December 2019 – is Alasdair Swan whose talk is entitled “Canonballs, corpses and crutches: The evolving story of Dunbar Battery”. Below is a summary of the talk.
In 2017 Dunbar Battery began its latest incarnation as a place of recreation and leisure, a location to encourage the arts while providing an ideal viewpoint for those wishing to appreciate the history of old Dunbar. ‘Canonballs, corpses and crutches’ traces the origins of the Battery and its migration to where we are today. For more information, see