|Colinton Parish Church||
The Rev. D. Norman Maclean founded Colinton Parish Church Literary Society (the ‘Lit’) in October 1903 with three Members of the congregation.
They met in a wood and corrugated building in Dreghorn Loan, known as the Old Tin Hall. For more than 100 years the Lit programmes have covered both literary topics and those of general interest across the entire community from whom our membership is drawn.
The Lit has hosted many eminent academics, authors, artists and musicians. In 1911, Sir Ernest Shackleton gave a lecture entitled ‘Furthest South’ and in 2011, author Ian Rankin let us into his secrets of crime writing. Our annual programme is based on suggestions made by the Members themselves and proposals for future talks may be handed in to the Secretary at any time.
Our meetings are held in the Dreghorn Loan Hall on Wednesdays, commencing at 7.30pm when tea, coffee and biscuits or a glass of wine are served and close at the end of the talk at 9.00pm. If you have visitors staying with you, please don’t hesitate to bring them along.
Membership is currently £10.00 for the whole season, with a visitor charge of £3.00 per meeting.
The Lit Programme
Owing to the ongoing Covid pandemic and all the restrictions, plus the uncertainties for the coming months, the Lit committee has taken the decision to suspend the
programme of talks which were due to commence on 13th October.
The committee will meet again
in November to discuss options for
re-commencing in the New Year.
Information will appear on the
village notice boards and also in the Church magazine in due course.
Colinton Parish Church of Scotland, Dell Road, Edinburgh EH13 0JR,
t: 0131 441 2232, e: firstname.lastname@example.org
Registered Charity No SC010313