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Speaker programme Autumn 2021 to Spring 2022

Talks are on a Monday evening, at 7.30pm, at Kelso Rugby Club. Bookings are essential so we can be sure to maintain appropriate distancing at the venue. Bookings should be made via the Society Secretary, details sent to all members.

20th September 2021. Christine Henderson. Walter Scott’s Kelso
18th October 2021. David Welsh. The battle of Carham & the Anglo-Scottish Border
15th November 2021. Kenneth McLean. Great Weather Events of the Scottish Borders”, and the Annual General Meeting.
17th January 2022. (provisional) Union Chain Bridge
21st February 2022. Graeme Watson. Criminal Spirits- Smuggling in Yetholm and the Borders
21st March 2022. John Hume Robertson. The discovery and reinstatement of the Paxton water wheel
20th April 2022. Hamish Reid. Abbotsford
16th May 2022. Bruce Keith. Bridgescapes

Speaker programme 2021-22

We are hopeful that the Coronavirus situation will remain controlled, and we will be able to operate a speaker program from September 2021 onwards. If the situation changes, the society will revert to online presentations, as happened in 2020-21. We are also investigating whether a recording of talks can be made available to members unable to attend a talk in person, announcements will be made as and when this is possible.

We have moved venue, and talks for 2021 will take place at Kelso Rugby Club where there is a larger room than those available at Abbey Row. Abbey Row was already proving a bit too small, even before the additional issues created by Covid.

The previous speaker programmes covering 2020-21 and 2019-20 are available to view.