Abernethy, Aberargie and Dron News

Last date for submissions

31st October 2022

Date of publication

1st December 2022


Sylabus page for season 2010/2011, 2011/2012, 2012/2013, 2013/2014 2020/2021

SYLLABUS 2010/2011

6.10.10 - Perth in the 1920s recession.

Rhoda Fothergill

3.11.10 - Folk art of Scotlands grave stones.          

Hamish Brown

1.12.10 - History of the Paisley shawl.

Professor Smout

2.2.11 - The role of women of influence aroundthe time of the union of the crowns.

Nicola Cowmeddow

2.3.11 - Miss McLeod’s wallpaper (Tales fromthe Hebrides in 1950).

Andrew Clegg

6.4.11 - Photographic stroll through Abernethy.


Thanks to Ann Robertson for her hard work organising all the speakers and Les McIntosh for printing the syllabus.

The Auld Abernethy Association meetings are held at 7.30pm in the Museum on the dates above.

All welcome. See you in October.

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Syllabus 2011/2012

Wednesday 5th Oct. The History of the Comrie Earthquake House

Chris Palmer

Wednesday 2nd Nov. The History of the Paisley Shawl

Prof. Smout

Wednesday 7th Dec. Traditions of Perthshire

Margaret Bennett

Wednesday 1st Feb. A History of Perth and Kinross Police

Willie MacFarlane

Wednesday 7th Mar. An Illustrated History of the Blackwatch


Wednesday 4th April. AGM & The Hstorical Art of Kilt Making

Pat the Kilt

Meetings are held at 7.30 in the Museum of Abernethy

All Welcome

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Syllabus 2012/2013

3rd October - Mysterious Perthshire

Geoff Palmer

7th November - Changes in Perthshire after the 2nd World War.
                                     The rise of the supermarket

Rhoda Fothergil

5th December - Forteviot Project

Tessa Poller

6th February - World War Defences

Gordon Bartlay

6th March - History of Newburgh

Gordon Pitkeithly

3rd April - AGM & Local history night

Meetings are held at 7.30 in the Museum of Abernethy

All Welcome

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Syllabus 2013/2014


October    2nd     The Journey of Jute                            Sandra Thomson

November 6th      Gaelic Monastries of Southern Pictland   Oliver O’Grady

December 4th      Way of the Wanderers                        Jess Smith


February  5th      Admiral Cochrane                               Joseph Giacopazzi   

March     5th       Glenshee Pictish Longhouse                 David Strachan

April       4th       AGM followed by a talk about Alexander Buses

Meetings are held at 7.30 in the Museum of Abernethy

All Welcome

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It is hoped the association’s meetings will resume in October of this year. This will obviously depend on whether or not there are still restrictions in place. The museum interior does not lend itself to social distancing so the committee will take this into consideration when plans are being made for the reopening.

Jimmy Swan (Pres.)

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After much hand wringing and gnashing of teeth it has been decided not to have any meetings in the new year. We did consider having a meeting in February, March and April but the Museum of Abernethy interior does not lend itself to socially distancing due to the small seating area. It is with much regret we have to make this decision. I sincerely hope we can resume again in the autumn of 2022. To all our members have a very merry Christmas and a happy new year.

Jimmy Swan (Chair)

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