KeepActive : Local History for senior citizens and older people in and around Inverness in Scotland
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The list which follows shows the name, venue and contact details for 11 organisations whose activities include "Local History" in Inverness and the surrounding area listed alphabetically within towns. Please refer to the list on the left hand side of the page for other types of activity.

Each entry in the list will offer information regarding meeting days and times plus a number of choices whereby you can be transferred to the website of an organisation, send an email or text message to the organiser, view the location on a map or find a contact number to call.

Ardersier : Monthly Blether about Local History, Old School Click for contact details
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A monthly meet up to look after the archives and discuss the heritage of the area including researching the area during WW1 the place names of Petty and Ardersier (and their stories)

All welcome and tea and cake provided!

Meeting Times
   Thursday : 1900 to 2100 Monthly

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   Meets first Thursday of the month.
Cost
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Ardersier : The Friendship Club, Senior Citizens Hall Click for contact details
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With speakers and DVD's on everything from door stop crime to safety at home.

Tea /coffee.

All welcome.

Meeting Times
   Tuesday : 1400 to 1600 Monthly

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   Last Tuesday of the month.
Cost
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Culloden : Highland Historical Search Society, Culloden Library Click for contact details
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Interested in Metal Detecting?

This is your local club and we have been searching all around the Highlands for 28 years. We go out detecting once a month to places with permission from the landowner and we meet as a social group every three months in Inshes Church. At minimum we can offer excitement ,exercise & education.

We have all ages in the club, ladies & gents, and the full range of capabilities from absolute beginners, semi experienced to old hands.

Free tuition and equipment loan if needed. You must have your own transport, and be over 18. The meeting place for each dig is at the actual dig itself, all members are issued with a very detailed map and written instructions how to get there.

Meeting Times
   Sunday : 1000 to 1600 Monthly

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   On rare occasions the day may be subject to change depending on landowner's requirements.
   
   Please Note.. we are fully subscribed with members at present (May 2018), and have a waiting list. Anyone really wishing to try it would have to have membership of the FID or NCMD (can be found by googling) which gives liability insurance etc at a minimal cost, and could contact a club member to arrange a day's trial, cost £4. Most digs happen on a Sunday.
Cost
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Culloden : Wednesdays @ 2, Culloden Library Click for contact details
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A lively drop-in lecture and discussion group that features a broad range of resource people presenting on such themes as Health/Wellbeing, History, Computing/IT, Science and Personal Safety.

Feel free to join us!

Meeting Times
   Wednesday : 1400 to 1530 Fortnightly

Cost
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Inverness : Comunn Gaidhlig Inbhir Nis, Inverness Gaelic School Click for contact details
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The Gaelic Society of Inverness was established in 1871 for the purpose of “cultivating the language, poetry and music of the Scottish Highlands and generally furthering the interests of the Gaelic-speaking people”.

Meeting Times
   Friday : 1930 to 2100 Monthly

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   We meet from September to March
Cost
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Inverness : Highland Family History Society, Highland Archive Centre Click for contact details
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The Highland Family History Society promotes the study of genealogy, family history and related subjects in the Highlands of Scotland. We try to fulfil our remit by collecting and publishing information that will help anyone researching their family’s history in the Highlands, by providing help and advice to those just starting their research, and by encouraging researchers to join the society and share the fruits of their researches with other members through our monthly talks, our ever-expanding website, and our colourful quarterly journal.

The Highland Family History Society is based in the Family History Room at the Highland Archive Centre in Inverness. Volunteers from the Society are available to assist visiting members on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11am – 3pm. Members are advised to ring on the intended day of their visit to ensure that a volunteer from the Society will be available.

We have a monthly members meeting with visiting speakers.

Meeting Times
   Wednesday : 1930 to 2100 Monthly

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   All talks will be held in the Highland Archive Centre, Bught Road, Inverness between September and April
   FUTURE EVENTS
   Wednesday 22nd February 2017
   At 7.30pm, a talk by Dr David Worthington, entitled "The Aberdeenshire Leslies in Central Europe".
   Wednesday 22nd March 2017
   At 7.00pm: AGM, followed by, at 7.30pm, a talk by Graeme Mackenzie, entitled "A Macmillan's a Macmillan by any other name".
   Wednesday 26th April 2017
   At 7.30pm, a talk by Norman Newton, entitled "A Case Study in Highland Family History"
Cost
   Ordinary £12 includes entry without charge to monthly meetings in Inverness
   Non members are charged £2
   

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Inverness : Inverness Civic Trust, Glenmoriston Hotel Click for contact details
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The Inverness Civic Trust is an independent voluntary body made up of citizens who have an interest in both conserving and enhancing the general environment of the City.

It was established in November 1967 to stimulate public interest in the history and character in Inverness and its surrounding area, to encourage preservation and development of features of public amenity and historic interest and to encourage high standards of architecture and town planning.

Everyone is very welcome to our meetings, members or not. If there is a speaker or subject that interests or concerns you, please do not hesitate to come along.

Meeting Times
   Thursday : 1930 to 2130 Monthly

Note
   Our meetings are usually held on the 3rd Thursday of every month from September through to June and we meet in the Annex of the Glenmoriston Hotel
Cost
   The members annual subscriptions are:- Individual £15, Couple £20, Corporate £100 and Life Members a single payment of £150.

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Inverness : Inverness Local History Forum, The Spectrum Centre Click for contact details
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Inverness Local History Forum (ILHF) is a group of volunteers researching, and preserving, the history of the Royal Burgh of Inverness, and its environs.

Monthly meetings comprise illustrated talks by guest speakers on local history and culture.

Meeting Times
   Wednesday : 1400 to 1500 Monthly

Note
   Meets first Wednesday of Month (no meeting in January, July or August).
Cost
   £1 for Forum members and £2 for visitors
   

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Nairn : Nairn U3A, Nairn Community & Arts Centre Click for contact details
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There are open meetings for the whole group fortnightly. Sometimes a guest speaker entertains us, or the afternoon might feature a poetry reading, a DVD or a quiz. Afterwards, we enjoy a wee blether over tea and biscuits, and catch up with group news. There is also a small group library. We also have special outings from time to time, such as our popular New Year lunch.

Our groups include French, History, Italian, Lunch Group, Mah Jong, Photography, Quiz and Games, Scottish Country Dancing, Scrabble and Sewing Bee.

Joining is simple - just come along to one of our open meetings and pay at the door. New members are welcome at any time. Non-members are welcome to attend any speaker meetings that interest them. However, our study groups are for members only.

Meeting Times
   Wednesday : 1345 to 1600

Note
   We are actively seeking new members, so if you are interested please come along to one of our open meetings. You will be very welcome. Our open meetings are from September to May.
Cost
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North Kessock : North Kessock and District Local History Society, North Kessock Bowling Club Click for contact details
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We try to tell the story of our community through monthly meetings, exhibitions, booklets, our website and a newsletter which is distributed to all our members during the summer break.

Talks on topics of interest followed by tea and a chat. We welcome any ideas for new topics and activities.

Meeting Times
   Wednesday : 1930 to 2130 Monthly

Note
   First Wednesday in the month.
   Meetings take place from September to May (except January)
Cost
   Membership Fee £5
   Meeting Charge £1 for members and £2 for non members

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Strathpeffer : North of Scotland Archaeological Society, Strathpeffer Community Centre Click for contact details
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This is an organisation for all those interested in archaeology, whether just starting, or a professional archaeologist. All are welcome!

NOSAS is actively involved with many different archaeological activities in the Highlands. We organise field trips and monthly evening discussion group meetings during the winter for members. In the summer we are often involved in our or other people's digs, developing our excavation skills. Training in field skills is a core part of what we do.

Our activities are open to members, everyone is welcome to join. A full description of who NOSAS is, what we have done in the past and what our current activities are can be found on our website: www.nosas.co.uk.

If you are interested in archaeology or heritage in the Highlands, do have a look, and do get in touch

Meeting Times
   Thursday : 1930 to 2100 Monthly

Note
   Check the what's on section of the website for full details of field-walking trips, site prospection, recording and surveying weekends, participation in digs, and meetings on archaeological topics.
   
Cost
   Membership is currently £15 per year

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