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Cramond’s Roman Fort

Cramond’s Roman Fort


Lauriston Castle
[Lecture]

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: 10.30am
Dates:Fri 29 July 2016
Cost: £8 - includes a special tour of the Castle, coffee and cakes

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More than sixty years of excavation have been carried out on Cramond’s Roman Fort and its surrounding area.

                                          
With archaeology ranging from the Mesolithic period to the early nineteenth century, a more complex picture of the history of the area is emerging.

John Dods spent his working life as an electronic engineer, first with Bruce Peebles, then with Ferranti. Since before his retirement as as Chief Engineer of the Avionic Systems Division of GEC Marconi John has been active in community affairs with Cramond Heritage Trust, Cramond and Barnton Community Council, and the Cramond Association.



Booking
Pre booking and advance payment are essential for all events.  To book:
Online: Go to usherhall.co.uk and look for the Other Venues link on the homepage, then select Lauriston Castle
By phone - 0131 228 1155 (Opening hours: Monday - Saturday 10am - 5.30pm)
In person - Box Office, Usher Hall, Lothian Road, EH1 2EA (Opening hours: Monday - Saturday 10am - 5.30pm)


For further information (non-booking information) about any event, contact Margaret Findlay, Public Programmes Manager, on 0131 529 3963, or email margaret.findlay@edinburgh.gov.uk

 


Take advantage of our lecture deal - book ten lectures at a special price of £70!

 

Upstairs/Downstairs

Upstairs/Downstairs


Lauriston Castle
[Workshop]

Can you imagine what it was like to work “downstairs” in the Edwardian kitchen or be Lord or Lady of the Castle?

Who is this for? - Families
Opening Hours: 10.30am - 12.30pm
Dates:Sat 24 September 2016
Cost: £4 per person

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Lauriston, 1916

Lauriston, 1916


Lauriston Castle
[Event]

The war that was supposed to be over by Christmas 1914 is now in its third year.

Who is this for? - All
Opening Hours: 2pm
Dates:Sun 25 September 2016
Cost: Adult £5 (£6.50), Child £3 (£4.50), Family £12.50 (£17) (Price in brackets includes afternoon tea)

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Lauriston, 1916

Lauriston, 1916


Lauriston Castle
[Event]

The war that was supposed to be over by Christmas 1914 is now in its third year.

Who is this for? - All
Opening Hours: 3pm
Dates:Sun 25 September 2016
Cost: Adult £5 (£6.50), Child £3 (£4.50), Family £12.50 (£17) (Price in brackets includes afternoon tea)

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Exploring Abstraction

Exploring Abstraction


City Art Centre
[Workshop]

Our creative art workshops with artist Erik Petrie will explore the work of William Gillies and John Maxwell.

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: 10.30am - 3pm
Dates:Sat 1 October 2016
Cost: Free, but donation of £2 would be much appreciated

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Plates, Poses and Panoramas: An inside look at the National Trust for Scotland Photography Collectio

Plates, Poses and Panoramas: An inside look at the National Trust for Scotland Photography Collectio


Lauriston Castle
[Lecture]

This talk will take you on a journey through the history of photography.

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: 10.30am
Dates:Wed 5 October 2016
Cost: £8 - includes a special tour of the Castle, coffee and cakes

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Autumnal Landscapes

Autumnal Landscapes


City Art Centre
[Workshop]

Both William Gillies and John Maxwell were influenced by Scottish landscapes.

Who is this for? - Families
Opening Hours: 2pm - 4pm
Dates:Sat 8 October 2016
Cost: Free - suggested donation: £2

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Three Studio Potters 1927-1935: Majel Davidson, Dorothy Watson and Emma Gillies

Three Studio Potters 1927-1935: Majel Davidson, Dorothy Watson and Emma Gillies


Museum of Edinburgh
[Lecture]

In 1927, the Holyrood Pottery which Henry Taylor Wyse established in Edinburgh before the end of the Great War closed after ten years of existence.  

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: 2pm
Dates:Sat 8 October 2016
Cost: Free

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My Favourite Gardens

My Favourite Gardens


Lauriston Castle
[Lecture]

Maurice Wilkins will take you on a charming pictorial ramble through a selection of beautiful gardens, here, there and everywhere.

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: 10.30am
Dates:Mon 10 October 2016
Cost: £8 - includes a special tour of the Castle, coffee and cakes

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Scots Who Enlightened the World, featuring Mary Somerville

Scots Who Enlightened the World, featuring Mary Somerville


Lauriston Castle
[Lecture]

The story of the Enlightenment is normally told through the development of ideas but Andrew Ferguson has chosen instead to tell it through the lives of the remarkable men and wo...

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: 10.30am
Dates:Fri 14 October 2016
Cost: £8 - includes a special tour of the Castle, coffee and cakes

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