Abertay Historical Society
Abertay Historical Society was founded in 1947 and promotes interest in history, particularly the history of Angus, Fife and Perthshire.
The Society organises public lectures in the Abertay area on a variety of historical topics, as well as a variety of special events including workshops, guided tours and conferences. We also support the work of other local heritage organisations and invite you to join our Facebook group
You can find out about our forthcoming programme of events in our calendar. Most of our lectures are held at the University of Dundee, but we also hold special events around the area - previous venues include St Andrews Museum, the Meffan Institute in Forfar, the Fergusson Gallery in Perth and the Auld Kirk in Tayport.
For those who cannot attend the lectures, it is the Society's publications which provide the greatest membership benefit. For many years the Society has published at least one book per year. These books are sent free to every member as soon as they are published. Remaining copies are then sold through booksellers and the Society to non-members. The small number remaining in print shows the popularity of these titles, and many of our out-of-print books now fetch high prices from second-hand book dealers.
Professor Chris Whatley speaking at the launch of Catherine Rice's book "All their Good Friends and Neighbours" at Montrose Museum, November 2014
The Abertay Historical Society is a registered Scottish charity, number SC008207