Members’ Outings 2023

Several of our members enjoyed two afternoon visits to the Scottish Genealogy Society Archive at 15 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh on Tuesday 2nd and Tuesday 9th  May, following a recommendation from Jim Murray.

We look forward now to our summer outing to Vogrie House & Country Park on Thursday 21st September. We will be meeting at the house at 10:30am.

Those wishing to attend should make their own way there, however, it may be possible, to offer lifts to those who do not have their own transport, depending on the numbers wishing to attend and also the availability of spare seats in members’ cars.

If you wish to attend, it would be very much appreciated, if you could let Neil Stewart know. He can be contacted preferably by email at or by telephone on 0131 654 1222.



Dr Mary Noble Memorial Award 2023

Many of our regular readers will know that we had to suspend the Dr Mary Noble Memorial Award Scheme during 2021 & 2022, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The last winner of the award  in 2020, was Bonnyrigg Primary School [P5 Classes].

Earlier this year, we managed to resume our local history competition and three of the four local primary schools took part, Burnbrae, Hawthornden and Lasswade.

We were aware that the schools had their own local history projects within their year’s activities, so we decided to tap into that, rather than set a specific topic for our competition.

The 2023 winner was Lasswade Primary School[P5 classes].

Congratulations to them and we look forward to next year’s competition.