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Costume Society Scotland


Monthly Guest Speakers

Monday nights

See our full programme of speakers

Events programme 2018/19




Monday 1st October 2018

‘The Evolution of Scottish Police Uniforms’

Alastair Dinsmor MBE

Curator, Glasgow Police Museum


Monday 12th November 2018

‘From Red Coats to Camouflage’ A brief history of uniforms worn by Scottish infantry regiments

Desmond Thomas

Curator, Museum of the Royal Regiment, Edinburgh Castle


Monday 3rd December 2018

Xmas party. The theme for this year’s party will be Cruising, inspired by the Ocean Liners: Speed and Style exhibition at the V&A, Dundee.


Monday 7th January 2019

‘Embroidered Stories’ The Needlework Development Scheme, it’s Revival and


Lindy Richardson

Programme Director of Textiles, Edinburgh College of Art  


Monday 4th February 2019

‘Japan & Shanghai , how this trip influenced my work’  

Sheana M Stephen

DA Artist Jeweller


Monday 4th March 2019

'A 21st Century Viking’, A Re-enactment Approach to Medieval Clothing

Jill Kirkwood

Re-enactor and Viking enthusiast  


Monday 1st April 2019

‘Tales of the Old Department Stores of Edinburgh’

Jane Tulloch

Novelist who writes about Department Stores following employment experience in the 1970s


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