Events

Strathblane Heritage organises six events every winter, on the third Monday of September, October, November, January, February and March, all at 7.30pm in our lovely Village Club at 20-22 Glasgow Road Blanefield – https://villageclub1911.org/

All are welcome: membership costs just £10 a year entitling you to free access to all events. To join Strathblane Heritage, just come along to one of our events clutching a £10 note! Guests are equally welcome upon payment of a £3 admission fee. Please note that the club’s seated capacity is 90 people and it’s advisable to arrive in good time to be sure of a seat.

The normal format is for a speaker or speakers to make a presentation of an hour, followed by Q&A and then tea and biccies. Our topics vary considerably, as you can see from this list of future and past event presentations – but they must all have in common that they shed a light on meaningful events in our parish, and are entertainingly presented.

Latest Past Events

Strathblane Rocks! and AGM

The Village Club 20-22 Glasgow Road, Blanefield

Following the society’s Annual General Meeting, Alan McKirdy, author of the Landscapes in Stone series of books, tells the incredible story of Scotland’s geology – and the remarkable volcanic processes that led to the formation of the Blane Valley as we know it today.

£3

The History of Duntreath Castle and Estate

The Village Club 20-22 Glasgow Road, Blanefield

Duntreath has been in the hands of the Edmonstone family since 1434. Eddie Edmonstone will give an illustrated talk about its fluctuating fortunes, links to royalty and some of the colourful characters in his family tree.

£3

Vintage Film Night

The Village Club 20-22 Glasgow Road, Blanefield

Following our highly successful film night last January, we return to the National Library of Scotland’s Moving Image Archive at the Kelvin Hall for a selection of historical films that tell some stories of Scottish childhood in the past.

£3