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Spotlight on Bothwell Historical Society

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Bothwell Historical Society was founded in 2011 and aims to be a focal point for promoting an interest in Scotland’s past, particularly the history of Bothwell, a conservation village in South Lanarkshire. The society’s Honorary President is Scottish historian Sir Tom Devine.

Since the inception of the society and thanks to the generosity of local people, the group has acquired a considerable collection of items of historical interest. This material, which includes artefacts, maps, posters, prints, photographs, poetry, books and CDs, will eventually be available to members of the public on completion of a long-term cataloguing and indexing project. Until then, the material can be viewed at Bothwell Library by appointment with the society librarian.

New members are welcome and family membership is £10 and free for under-eighteens. All children in the local primary schools are honorary members and the society has undertaken several joint projects with local schools, including a recent project on Bothwell’s history with Primary 7 pupils.

The society arranges five speakers’ evenings each year and publishes three newsletters per annum. For more information, visit the group's website.

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