General Meetings
Normally events are held, mostly in Stirling, from September to May. The meetings usually have a presenter, and are open to all members or anyone who would like to try us out before joining. Events also offer the chance to socialise with other members over tea and coffee. Because of coronavirus restrictions we were unable to meet in person from Spring 2020, but we were able to offer a programme of interesting and entertaining talks via Zoom, which all proved very popular. Our programme of face-to-face talks has now fully resumed.

Friday  19th April 2024 – The Annual Big Quiz, at Holy Trinity Church Hall, Stirling.

Friday  15th March 2024 – Are We Nearly There Yet? Author Bruce Keith talking about his latest book.

Friday  16th February 2024 – Natural Flood Management & Biodiversity Benefits on the Allan Water – Sandra Stewart, Forth River Trust.

Friday 12th  January 2024 – The Edwin Drood Players, with a ‘Baltioram’ – an entertaining mix of poetry and sketches

Thursday 7th December 2023 –Members’ Christmas Lunch at The Golden Lion, Stirling

Friday 10th November 2023 – The Life and Times of a Children’s Entertainer –  Ian Buchanan, professional magician

Friday 13th October 2023  – Innerpeffray Library, a talk by Lara Haggerty, Keeper of Books at the Library

Friday 22nd September  2023 – The Families of Bannockburn House, a talk by Stewart Campbell, researcher and tour guide

Friday 21st April 2023 – The Annual Grand Quiz at Holy Trinity Church Hall, Stirling

Friday 10th March 2023 – The Expedition to Find the Endurance,a talk by Donald Lamont

Friday 10th February 2023 The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, Stirling’s Local Regiment, a talk by Jim Roche

Friday 20th January 2023 – The Edwin Drood Players  with a diverting mix of poetry, sketches, extracts from dramatisations, and tall tales

Tuesday 6th December 2022 –  Members’ Christmas Lunch, at The Birds and Bees, Stirling

Friday 4th November 2022 – The World of Artisan Cheese”, a talk and tasting by Wendy Barrie, at Holy Trinity Church Hall, Stirling

Friday 7th October 2022 –  “Trossachs Search and Rescue”,  a talk by Brian Devlin at Holy Trinity Church Hall, Stirling

Friday 9th September 2022 – Gothenburg Pubs in Scotland”, a talk by Craig Mair, at Holy Trinity Church Hall, Stirling

Friday 8th April 2022 – Annual Quiz, at Lecropt Church Hall, Bridge of Allan

Friday 18th March 2022 – “Careless Talk Costs Lives'” Dr James Taylor,  Online using Zoom

Friday 18th February 2022  “Humanitarian Vision”, Jim Holmes, Online using Zoom

Friday 17th December 2021 – “A Christmas Feast – Origins of our Festive Food”, David Drury, Online using Zoom

Friday 5th November 2021 – “The Creation of Gartmorn Dam”, Murray Dickie, Online using Zoom

Friday 8th October 2021 – Dad’s Army and Why It Worked”, Charles Garland, Online using Zoom

Friday 10th September 2021 – Osteoporosis and Bone Health”, Jenny Gilbert, Online using Zoom

Friday 11th June 2021 – Masters of the Sea”,  Dr James Taylor, Online using Zoom

Friday 14th May 2021 –  The Great American Songbook Part 2, Roger Browne, Online using Zoom

Friday 16th April 2021 –  “The Current Night Sky”, Alan Pickup, Online using Zoom

Friday 12th March 2021:Here Comes the Failed Bank Manager”, Ian Gunn, Online using Zoom

Friday 12th February 2021: The Great American Songbook, Roger Browne, Online using Zoom

Monday 25th January 2021: Virtual Burns Supper, Online using Zoom

Friday 8th January 2021: The Life and Work of Robert Louis Stevenson, Denis Frize, Online using Zoom

Friday 4th December 2020: The Heritage of Gilbert and Sullivan, Bernard Lockett, Online using Zoom

Friday 6th November 2020: British Humour in the Forgotten Art of the Picture Postcard 1840-1950,  Dr James Taylor, Online using Zoom