NSA Programme 2018-2019
Tuesday 04 September 2018 at 2pm
Visit to Gladstone’s Land on the Royal Mile
A guided tour of the 17th century Lawnmarket tenement once owned by merchant Thomas Gledstanes, and rescued from demolition by the National Trust for Scotland in 1934. Gather for coffee afterwards at the Cafe on the Mound. Tour ticket £14 (please contact Hon Secretary to book).
Tuesday 02 October 2018 at 7:30 for 8pm
The Dumfries Stove Project – ‘Our Norwegian Story’
Dumfries was HQ for Norwegians in exile during WWII and for a time was 20% Norwegian. Artist & Stove Project producer Katharine Wheeler reflects on the year-long project to research and showcase these special connections.
Tuesday 06 November 2018 at 7:30 for 8pm
Napoleon’s Man – Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte, Karl Johan
Writer & translator Sara Hale asks, in the Bernadotte bicentenary year, how the elected Crown Prince of Sweden, in 1818, became King of both Sweden and Norway, and what it meant for the Nordic countries.
Tuesday 04 December 2019
Join us for festive fun.Time and details to be announced.
Tuesday 17 January 2019 at 6:45pm
Food & Film Night
Join us at the Golf Tavern, Bruntsfield, for food and a screening of Kongens nei – The King’s choice (subtitled) an award-winning dramatisation of events in 1940 when an ‘unimaginable ultimatum’ was presented to the Norwegian King. (Booking essential).
Tuesday 05 Febraury 2019 at 7:30 for 8pm
Sir Patrick Geddes & his Student Fridtjof Nansen
Author & educationalist Dr Walter Steven discusses the world renowned biologist, town planner and peace warrior Sir Patrick Geddes, and his links with Norwegian explorer Fridtjof Nansen.
Tuesday 05 March 2019 at 7:30 for 8pm
How Woodhaven became a wee bit of Norway
Local historian David Winch and Sandford House proprietor Evelyn Hardie give us special insight into the WWII activities of Squadron 333 at Woodhaven, and celebrate their community’s continuing and distinguished links with Norway.
Tuesday 02 April 2019 at 7:30 for 8pm
Three Nordic Summits – a Ski Mountaineering Adventure
Perthshire-based business consultant David Walker shares the exciting story and scenery of his 3-year project to complete ski mountaineering ascents of the highest peaks in Sweden, Iceland and Norway. Followed by short AGM.
Friday 17 May 2019
Norway Day – 17. mai Dinner
Celebrations at the Royal Scots Club. Details to follow.