A series of talks on the first Friday of each month, in conjunction with the Friends of National Mining Museum Scotland.

All talks are FREE OF CHARGE and take place in the Black Diamond Theatre.  Refreshments are served at 11am.


2nd September 2022
“Learning to Love the Marquis:  A family story from the clearing era in Sutherland”
Professor James Hunter

7th October 2022
“Rosslyn Chapel”
Ian Gardner, Director of Rosslyn Chapel

4th November 2022
“The Celts: Picts, Britons and others”
Kristian Pedersen


3rd February 2023
“The Impact of the First World War on Policing in the Scottish Borders”
Dr David Spale

3rd March 2023
“A Family Life Revealed: The Stuarts at Traquair, 1491 – 1875”
Margaret Fox and Catherine Maxwell Stuart

7th April 2023
“Mining in Scotland: From Bell to Super Pits”
Jim Waugh

5th May 2023
“Crimes of  Heinous Nature:  The High Court of Edinburgh”
Margaret Fix

2nd June 2023
“Stobs Camp Project”
Andy Jepson

7th July 2023
“History of Innovation in Scotland”
Ellie Swinbank, National Museums Scotland