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Temporary Closure of Local Studies and Reference Library.

The Local Studies and Reference departments, on the first floor of the AK Bell Library in Perth, will be closed to the public from 20th January to 3rd March 2014 to enable a number of key improvements to be undertaken. Limited services will be available from the Lending Library during this time. For details see http://www.pkc.gov.uk/article/7930/Temporary-Closure.

30 January 2014

 
Webmaster's Jottings New Year 2014

Monday, 6th January 2014: the Christmas decorations are down, and, in Scotland, many, if not most, people are returning to work for the first time in the New Year. TVFHS volunteers are also taking up their duties again as the Research Centre reopens after the festive break.

There is much to look forward to in Scotland this year.

If you are planning a visit, you will find a large number of events taking place under the banner of Homecoming Scotland 2014. If you are combining a visit with doing some family history research, you might be interested in the SAFHS 25th Annual Conference taking place in Dunfermline. Of course the Homecoming events are open to Scottish residents as well as visitors.

There are a number of Highlight Events. On that page, you can search for events happening at particular places. One of the highlights is the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn.  A new visitor centre is opening in March and in June, at the time of the anniversary, there will be re-enactments of the battle.

As well as Homecoming 2014, there are two major sporting events in Scotland this year.

The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games take place from 23rd July to 3rd August. Most of the venues are in and around the host city, but there is one in the Tay Valley area. The shooting events are to be held at the Barry ranges which are situated between Carnoustie and Monifieth in Angus.

In golf, Europe will be attempting to retain the Ryder Cup against the USA from 23rd to 28th September at Gleneagles in Perthshire.

Exciting though these events are, of more importance to people residing in Scotland is the Independence referendum on 18th September. In case anyone living outside Scotland does not know, on that day, Scottish residents over 16 will be voting to decide whether Scotland remains part of the United Kingdom or becomes independent.

 
Webmaster's Christmas Jottings

The TVFHS Research Centre closed on Friday 20th December for the Christmas/New Year break, and will open again on Monday 6th January. Until after that date, we will not be able to respond to any enquiries sent in the meantime.

Members who have not renewed their membership can still do so online at the discounted rate up until the end of the year.

 

TVFHS wishes all members and other visitors to our site a very happy Christmas and a good New Year.
May you knock down all your genealogical brick walls in 2014.

 

21 December 2013.

 
Webmaster's Jottings 2013-11-23

We have found news on some interesting upcoming events in the email Inbox at the Centre.

Carmyllie Heritage Society is about to publish a book entitled Carmyllie Its Land and People. Its launch takes place on Monday, 2 December 2013, between 4 pm and 6 pm, at The Corn Kist Coffee Shop, Milton Haugh Farm, Carmyllie.

Carmyllie Its Land and People will sell at £10.00.

The Heritage Society is also setting up a website - www.carmyllieheritage.co.uk - which is well worth a visit.

 


THE VIEW: of land and sea is the December Open Weekend at Hospitalfield House from  6th to 8th December.

For THE VIEW, Hospitalfield House will be hosting the Travelling Gallery and the current exhibition THIS LAND. THIS LAND presents a beautifully alternative view of the Scottish landscape, inspired by the Year of Natural Scotland, through works by artists with a diverse range of practices. The Travelling Gallery is a custom-built, mobile, contemporary art space inside a bus which will be parked on one of Hospitalfield’s fields with a view across the sea.

For the opening of THE VIEW on Friday 6 December at 7pm, Andy Holden will perform Seven Works in Time, a series of musical works written and performed by Holden with a string quartet.  The performance is free but booking is essential.

On 7 December there will be the book launch of Curious Arts No.6 by Susan Brind & Jim Harold, with commissioned performances taking place throughout the day.

There are full details on the Hospitalfield House website.

 

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The Carmyllie Heritage Society is about to publish a book entitled Carmyllie Its Land and People. The book launch takes place on Monday 2 December 2013 between 4 pm and 6 pm at The Corn Kist Coffee Shop, Milton Haugh Farm, Carmyllie.

Carmyllie Its Land and People will sell at £10.00.

The Society is also setting up a website - www.carmyllieheritage.co.uk

 

THE VIEW: of land and sea is the December Open Weekend at Hospitalfield House from 6th to 8th December.

For THE VIEW Hospitalfield House will be hosting the Travelling Gallery and the current exhibition THIS LAND. THIS LAND presents a beautifully alternative view of the Scottish landscape, inspired by the Year of Natural Scotland, through works by artists with a diverse range of practices. The Travelling Gallery is a custom-built, mobile, contemporary art space inside a bus which will be parked on one of Hospitalfield’s fields with a view across the sea.

For the opening of THE VIEW on Friday 6 December at 7pm, Andy Holden will perform Seven Works in Time, a series of musical works written and performed by Holden with a string quartet. The performance is free but booking is essential.

On 7 December there will be the book launch of Curious Arts No.6 by Susan Brind & Jim Harold, with commissioned performances taking place throughout the day.

There are full details on the Hospitalfield House website http://hospitalfield.org.uk/programme/open-weekends/

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The Carmyllie Heritage Society is about to publish a book entitled Carmyllie Its Land and People. The book launch takes place on Monday 2 December 2013 between 4 pm and 6 pm at The Corn Kist Coffee Shop, Milton Haugh Farm, Carmyllie.

Carmyllie Its Land and People will sell at £10.00.

The Society is also setting up a website - www.carmyllieheritage.co.uk

 

THE VIEW: of land and sea is the December Open Weekend at Hospitalfield House from  6th to 8th December.

For THE VIEW Hospitalfield House will be hosting the Travelling Gallery and the current exhibition THIS LAND. THIS LAND presents a beautifully alternative view of the Scottish landscape, inspired by the Year of Natural Scotland, through works by artists with a diverse range of practices. The Travelling Gallery is a custom-built, mobile, contemporary art space inside a bus which will be parked on one of Hospitalfield’s fields with a view across the sea.

For the opening of THE VIEW on Friday 6 December at 7pm, Andy Holden will perform Seven Works in Time, a series of musical works written and performed by Holden with a string quartet.  The performance is free but booking is essential.

On 7 December there will be the book launch of Curious Arts No.6 by Susan Brind & Jim Harold, with commissioned performances taking place throughout the day.

There are full details on the Hospitalfield House website http://hospitalfield.org.uk/programme/open-weekends/

 
Christmas Book & CD Sale

Puzzling over what to get a family historian for Christmas? Why not take advantage of the sale in our Bookshop. From now until the Centre closes on 20th December for the Christmas break, all items in our shop are reduced by 20%. Drop into the Centre and see the range of items on display – also ask to see the catalogue which has lots more to offer.  You can also browse our book list in the online shop or in the June 2013 issue of The Historian. If ordering from afar, please allow lots of time for us to process your order and send it out in time for Christmas.

A number of books are displayed in the window at the Centre. The price savings on these can be seen below.

Code

Title

Original Price
GB pounds

Sale Price
GB pounds

Weight
g

Z-002

Mariners of Dundee

12.50

10.00

950

AN-005

Victims of The Tay Bridge Disaster

9.99

7.99

490

AN-028

A.C. Lamb (Facsimile):  Dundee - its Quaint and Historic Buildings

55.00

44.00

 

AN-033

They Did Wrong - The Hangings of Angus

10.00

8.00

336

AN-079

The History of Brechin to 1864

14.00

11.20

560

D-045

Genealogist's Guide to Closes, Squares, Lanes, Entries, etc. in Dundee

1.25

1.00

80

D-078

The Lengs - Dundee's Other Publishing Dynasty

5.00

4.00

 


Old photographs of  various towns in Angus, Perth and Fife - various prices

6.99

5.60

 

7.50

6.00

 

7.99

6.39

 

G-417 Are We Related? - How to find your famous ancestors 4.00 3.20 275

G-406

The Family Record - ideal record keeping book

3.00

2.40

170

 

Old Town Plans

2.25

1.80

 

CDs

Graveyard memorial inscriptions, some with photographs - various prices

5.50

4.40

 

6.50

5.20

 

7.00

5.60

 

P-769

Perth – Old Photographic Guide (Britain in Old Photographs series)

7.00

5.60

345

S-816

The Stone of Destiny

25.00

20.00

1090

 

Postage rates

UK postage - Royal Mail 1st Class
www.royalmail.com

Large Letters:
Size up to 353mm x 250mm x 25mm
Weight up to 750g

 

Overseas postage - Airmail
www.royalmail.com

 

 

Large Letters

Small Parcels


Europe

World Zone 1

World Zone 2

£0.90

 

up to 100g

£2.38

£3.50

£3.50

£1.20

 

up to 250g

£3.50

£4.50

£4.70

£1.60

 

up to 500g

£4.95

£7.20

£7.55

£2.30

 

up to 750g

£6.40

£9.90

£10.40

 

£3.00

up to 1kg

£7.85

£12.60

£13.25

 

£6.85

up to 1.25kg

£9.30

£15.30

£16.10

 

£6.85

up to 1.5kg

£10.75

£18.00

£18.95

 

£6.85

up to 1.75kg

£12.20

£20.70

£21.80

 

£6.85

up to 2kg

£13.65

£23.40

£24.65

Airmail pricing zones cover the following areas

Europe includes all Russia
World Zone 1 generally covers countries in North America, South America, Africa, the Middle East, the Far East and South East Asia.
World Zone 2 mainly covers Australia, New Zealand, Antartica and islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans

More information about zones can be found at www.royalmail.com/international-zones

12 & 20 November 2013

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