Events Programme 2015-2016

Date & Time Title Description Event Leader
14 Oct 15 (Wed)
10:15 - 12:30
14:00 - 16:15
Visit to Kinross House The visit to Kinross House in October 2014 was so fully subscribed that this repeat visit has been arranged, by kind permission of the owner, Mr Donald Fothergill. This exceptional late 17th Century house, the masterpiece of architect and politician Sir William Bruce, was described in Country Life as ‘the complete expression in stone of the Renaissance in Scotland’. Two guided visits will take place, both on Wednesday 14 October, one in the morning, the other in the afternoon. Members will make their own way to Kinross House, and may bring their own picnic lunch. They will have the opportunity to view the gardens.
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Gail Guest
17 Nov 15 (Tue)
Arthur Melville Exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery (Academy) Evening Private View, with an introductory talk by the curator.

See this page on the National Galleries of Scotland website for further information.
10 Dec 15 (Thu)
18:00 - 20:00
Festive Event at The Queen's Gallery With a talk by Gallery Curator Deborah Clarke in the Palace of Holyroodhouse on the exhibition "Scottish Artists 1750-1900: From Caledonia to the Continent", followed by a Private View and Reception in the Gallery.
21 Jan 16 (Thu)
10:00 - 13:15
Visit to the Edinburgh Mosque Followed by an opportunity to discover Islamic influences and artefacts in the National Museum of Scotland.
17 Feb 16 (Wed)
The Scottish National Gallery Print Room Senior Curator of British Drawings and Prints, Charlotte Topsfield, will select items from the Collection by Scottish Artists.
15 Mar 16 (Tue)
The Society Lecture
Patrick Geddes
Lecture on Patrick Geddes, at the National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street
21 Apr 16 (Thu)
The Library of Innerpeffray and Megginch Castle & Gardens Visit the historic library at Innerpeffray, followed by a private visit to Megginch Castle, by kind permission of The Hon. Mrs. Drummond-Herdman.
03 May 16 (Tue)
24 May 16
Walking Tours of Royal Mile Gardens Jean Bareham will lead a number of walks to visit hidden gardens in the City Centre.
23 Jun 2016 (Thu)
Midsummer Cocktail Party to be held at The New Club, 86 Princes Street

EDFAS tours

Dates Tour Outline Organiser
16 - 20 May
Society Five day Tour to the West Midlands Again, we are in the capable and experienced hands of Neil Hynd for the EDFAS annual tour, this time to the West Midlands, based in Worcester. Further details of Neil's tour will be posted on the EDFAS website when available. Neil Hynd

NADFAS Scotland & Northern Ireland Area Events

Details of Area events will be posted here when available. Please note that these events are not organised by EDFAS. Please follow the instructions on the respective flyers about how to join these events.

Date & Time Title Description Event Flyer
17 Oct 15 (Sat)
Picture Hanging and Interior Design from 1660 to today Stephen Taylor, professional artist and lecturer at the Inchbald School of Design, will give us a couple of illustrated talks in the morning (from 11 am) - covering changing fashions in picture hanging and architectural trompe l’oeil over the centuries in galleries, classical interiors and private homes, mainly in Italy and England. He will end with practical tips for us to use in our own homes. Please apply direct to Hilary Gunkel, following the instructions on the flyer.
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