Cove and Kilcreggan Literary Society Programme of Talks




Our 2019 annual outing is on Tuesday, 16th April, and we will visit Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Winery and the nearby Glendoick Garden Centre. Cairn O' Mohr create a range of wines on site, from strawberries, raspberries, elderberries, brambles and other fruit grown around the Winery in the Tay plain, near Perth. We will tour the winemaking facilities, be told about the process, and finish with a tasting session. There are non-alcoholic options of the wines available on request. Glendoick Garden Centre is run by Managing Director, world-renowned plant hunter and expert, Kenneth Cox. Kenneth has authored the books below. To join the outing (price per person to be finalised in the band 20-25 Pounds depending on numbers, email us ( or see us at a meeting. Friends of members are welcome.

For our remaining February and March events of the 2018-2019 season, please see the list below. Held at Cove Burgh Hall, talks are 8.0pm to 9.0pm, doors open at 7.30pm. Refreshments and prize draw.

Mon 1st OctoberAudience
Henry IX, an Air-brushed Stuart, by Mgr. John Hughes. The first talk of our season. Come along and join for only £15! Visitors £2.

Mon 8th October
The Scottish Submarine Centre, by Bob Seaward. Find out how this fascinating local resource was achieved. Your second chance to join us for the season.....

Mon 15th October
Machiavelli and the Renaissance, learn from the Master of Strategy in this talk by Jim Carmichael!

Mon 22nd October
Poetic Injustice - Life Stripped Bare, a joint talk by Arusha Irvine and Jonathan Ward.

Mon 29th October
On Her Majesty ’ s Nuclear Service
, by Eric Thompson.

Mon 5 November
Coastal Defences of the Upper Clyde, by Tony Belk

Mon 12 November
Astronomical Telescopes for the Amateur, by Alan Henderson

Mon 19 November
Being Bombed in WWII, by Ian Nicholson

Mon 26 November
Not a Lot of Water and Precious Little to Drink, by Alistair Cameron

Mon 3 December
Christmas Party and Musical Entertainment, with Stephen Adam


Mon 7 January
The Origins and Development of the Kayak and Kayaking
, by Geoff Baker

Mon 14 January
Is there Life on Planets around Other Stars?
, by Allan Carrie

Mon 21 January
Robert Burns - The French Connection
, by Richard and Marion Maudsley

Mon 28 January
Madame Scotia, Madam Scrap
, by Helene Witcher

Mon 4 February
Rhododendrons - Where did they come from? How did thet get here?, by Carol Rowe

Mon 11 February
The Real St. Valentine
, by Derek Hall

Mon 18 February
Reminiscenses of a Social Worker
, by John Busby

Mon 25 February
Miss - What is Art?, by Hilary Richardson

Mon 4 March
The Mackintosh Club Rooms - An Update, by Bruce Jamieson

Mon 11 March
AGM & Quiz

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