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Annual Conferences and Autumn Meets

All our events are open to non-members and we are delighted to welcome local people to the Annual Conferences. The AGM and Annual Conference is normally held in early May. Our meetings include site visits as well as formal lectures.

Following the successful joint excursion with the Cumbrian Vernacular Buildings Group in the summers of 2017 and 2018, a further joint event is planned for summer 2019. Details will be announced on this website later in the spring, and will be emailed to all those members for whom we have accurate addresses.



Visit to Dunbar - 25 August

We are happy to announce that the previously postponed visit to Dunbar by SVBWG has now been rescheduled for Thursday 25th August 2022. We will visit and hear about research into historic buildings in Dunbar.

Details of the day are as follows:

10.00 Meet at Townhouse Museum, High Street, Dunbar EH42 1ER. Arrival and tea/coffee.

10.30-11-11.15 Dan Atkinson, Wessex Archaeology: Talk on McArthurs Store

11.15-12.30 Visit to McArthurs Store

12.30-13.30 Lunch – please bring your own packed lunch to eat in the Townhouse, tea/coffee are provided

13.30-3-15.30 Tour of Ridge Site on Dunbar High Street with Dendrochronology talks on site by Coralie Mills and Hamish Darah.

15.30 Depart

Cost £12.00. To be paid on the day or by bank transfer.

To register attendance, please email Niall Logan, SVBWG Chair, who will pass on details about making payment by bank transfer if required. Please register by Monday 22nd August.

Transport information:

There is free long stay parking at Dunbar Leisure Pool (Castle Park, Dunbar EH42 1EU), which is close to the townhouse and slightly further away at Bleachingfield (Bleachingfield, Countess Cres, Dunbar EH42 1DX).

On street parking is restricted to 90mins.

Public Transport from Edinburgh:

Trains: Edinburgh 9.33 arrives Dunbar 9.55. Townhouse is approximately 5 mins walk from the station. Return 15.02 or 17.10 from Dunbar to Edinburgh

Buses: x7 East Coast regular service from Princes Street to Dunbar, also less frequent Border Buses 153.

Please ask if you require advice about public transport from other starting points.

(6 August 2022)

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