History sessions return
Loch Ard Local History Group is set to return after the summer break with a packed programme.
The group, which serves the communities of Stronachlachar, Inversnaid, Kinlochard and Aberfoyle, was started in 1999 and is still going strong, having met regularly since its inception.
Its main focus is on its annual winter programme, which runs from October to April. Meetings are held in Kinlochard Village Hall at 7.30pm on the first Wednesday of the month (except January) although the group can meet in other venues if it benefits the presentation.
Group secretary Joyce Kelly said:“We also organise an annual excursion where possible, tied to one of the season’s presentations.
“This year the annual excursion will be to the Inchmahome Priory. John Snodin, our January speaker, will host the outing and be our guide for the day. Recent practice has been to round off the outing with a group lunch which is usually very popular.
“If anyone is interested in joining the group or just attending specific presentations they are assured of a warm welcome.”
Events this season include: October 4, Keith Wilson with‘Sadness and Joy: Two Callander tales’; November 1, Professor Paul Bishop with‘The Local Water Mill’; December 6, Members Evening with‘The History and Social and Economic Context of the House I Live In’; January 10, Murray Cooke with ‘Roman Around Stirling: Occupation, Trade and Warfare, the Roman Empire in The Forth Valley’; February 7, John Snodin with ‘Inchmahome - An Augustinian Priory’; March 7, Laura Nicholson with‘Summer Ice’; and April/May, group away day to Inchamhome Island and Priory on the Lake of Menteith.
The cost for membership is £15 per season or £4 per session. For more information contact Joyce on (01877) 387292 or email: email@example.com.
Past times Picture from group’s archives showing van used by Aberfoyle branch of the Scottish Co-op