Our Anglo Scots Branch Meetings

Invited Speakers and Social Meetings

Banking Records in Scotland, by Sian Yates

5 March 2022 - online via Zoom

Online via Zoom. The image for this talk is of Edinburgh's Museum on the Mound, the purpose-built head office of the Bank of Scotland, which is now also the Scottish headquarters for the Lloyds Banking Group. 

Sian Yates is the archivist for the Museum on the Mound and her presentation will centre on the banking records that exist for Lloyds Bank. Other than that, we have to wait to see what Sian will reveal. But whilst we wait, my internet search for information let me to these two websites, which might well give us a flavour of the kind of detail we can expect.

Museum on the Mound 
Lloyds Banking Group 

  • Date: 5th November 2022
  • Saturday, 2.00pm
  • Venue: Online via Zoom (but please check before booking)
  • Speaker: Sian Yates
  • Booking: Eventbrite
  • Cost: members - free of charge
  • Cost: non-members - £3.00
  • Image credit: pjt56 at Wikipedia (with permission)

Tracing Your Scottish Ancestors at The National Archives, by Audrey Collins of TNA

7 May 2022 - venue to be confirmed

Online via Zoom or in-person, to be confirmed.

Have you looked at The National Archives records to find your Scottish Ancestors? If not, you might be in for a surprise because TNA holds far more Scottish records than we might have imagined, and consequently they may hold records of value in your research. 

Our speaker, Audrey Collins, in the Records Specialist for Family History at The National Archives, Kew and has many years of experience working this a huge range of records that interest family historians, but it seems that the Scottish records, sometimes misnamed in the past as 'Scotch' are a hidden treasure for most of us. The 'Scotch Rolls' are the Chancery rolls relating to Scottish Affairs and range from Margaret of Norway to licenses for students to study at Oxford and Cambridge. 

This is sure to be a very popular talk, and early booking is recommended

  • Date: 7th May 2022
  • Saturday, 2.00pm
  • Venue: Online via Zoom (but please check before booking)
  • Speaker: Audrey Collins of TNA
  • Booking: Eventbrite
  • Cost: members - free of charge
  • Cost: non-members - £3.00
  • Image credit: Edinburgh, hh.

OUR PLANNED MEETINGS FOR 2021

Our Anglo Scots branch meetings for early 2022 will be held online via Zoom but, as venues reopen, we are planning different styles of meetings including being back at Manchester Central Library. Please check the meeting details on this page and on Eventbrite when booking in case things changes again, as many of our speakers are now able to switch between physical and online meetings if necessary.

Scroll down to see details of our planned meetings or go to where we meet for our physical in-person meetings.

 

Where we meet

Our Meeting Rooms

Light and airy, purpose built for meetings and events, and ample room to spread out the seating to comply with any restrictions that might be in place when meetings resume. All meeting rooms at Manchester Central Library are easily accessible.

Our Venue

The recently refurbished Manchester Central Library is our usual venue for our monthly meetings. Situated in the cultural heart of Manchester, the Metrolink station is at the front of the building and is the central part of a public transport system supporting the city and its outlying districts.


Important things to know

Meetings

In normal times the Anglo Scots hold meetings every month except August and December, usually on the 3rd Saturday of the month. Other local events and the availability of speakers may cause a change of date.

Covid-19

Meetings will be at Manchester Central Library and will, of course, be in line with any government guidelines that might be in force at the time. It remains possible that our calendar of events might be rescheduled.

Booking

Booking on Eventbrite is essential for meetings with invited speakers. Please follow us here, on Eventbrite and on social media to confirm dates and, for most meetings, check when booking opens on Eventbrite.

Booking Costs

*Booking costs for non-members are generally fixed at £3. If a meeting includes additional costs (such as admission fees to another venue) these will be payable by all attendees and not refundable.

Covid-19 Restrictions

Subject to Covid-19 restrictions and advice) In normal times the Anglo Scots hold meetings every month except August and December; usually these meetings are on the 3rd Saturday of the month (but other local events and the availability of speakers sometimes make a change of date more reasonable) and we try to find the best speakers to help us discover more about our Scottish heritage.

These are our next planned meetings. We hope we can hold them on the dates stated but, where possible, we have reserved alternative dates should the need arise. Booking on Eventbrite is essential for these meetings (please see the calendar page) so follow us on this page, on our social media and on Eventbrite to check when booking opens. Meetings will be at Manchester Central Library and will of course be in line with any government guidelines that might be in force at the time. Until then – stay safe and keep well!


Meetings Archive

From our first online Zoom meetings

All of the Society meetings since November 2020, when meetings recommenced online. Where available, speakers notes are kept by each section. The list includes upcoming meetings and therefore provides a good overview of our meetings programme.