Centenary Conference Courier Article

By Stephen Bunyan

East Lothian Antiquarians & Field Naturalists’ Society, which has now appointed the Duke of Hamilton as Honorary President, is getting ready to host a special history conference on 11th May as it marks its centenary.

The Society was founded in 1924 after a group of local gentry, led probably by Alice Balfour, suggested the formation of an antiquarian and field naturalist society. The Earl of Balfour was the honorary President and took a lively interest. The Society followed its current form and has continued to be successful through the years.

A spokesman for the group said:

the end of this season will be marked by a conference with a full programme about East Lothian. It will be called ‘East Lothian Through the Ages’ and will be in St Mary’s Parish Church, Haddington, on 11th May. Members and friends are welcome and tickets are available through Eventbrite or via the Website. We will be looking for new members of Council at the AGM, which will take place on the 25th of May 2024.