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Events of historical interest in the life of the society

1972 Geology Section formed

The section was closed in 1992, although meetings ceased in the early 1980’s

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1963 Ornithology Section hatches

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1957 Botanical Section inaugurated

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1950 Children’s Christmas Lectures

Started as lectures for schools, these annual lectures ran until 1955.  They recommenced 1n 1976 and ran until 1994.

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1948 Archaeological Section formed

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WW1

World War I (or the First World War, often abbreviated as WWI or WW1) was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.

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Perth Town Council took over museum of Perth Literary and Antiquarian Society

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Scottish Photographic Federation formed in PSNS library with Henry Coates, President of PSNS, as first President

Scottish Photographic Federation formed in PSNS library with Henry Coates, President of PSNS, as first President Continue reading

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1902 Perthshire Natural History Museum transferred to Perth Town Council

Perth Town Council accepted PSNS offer of museum and its collections for the community. The Museum was run by a joint committee of Town Council and PSNS

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First Children’s Essay Competition

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1898 Flora of Perthshire by Francis Buchanan White

The outstanding work of Francis Buchanan White, the founder of the PSNS, includes contributions by other members including the Birnam Postie, Charles Macintosh. Charles was a musician and self-taught amateur naturalist from Inver, near Dunkeld. His botanical interests influenced Beatrix … Continue reading

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Photographic Section revived with new members

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1895 Museum extension opened

Museum extension opened by Sir William Flower, Director of the British Museum Continue reading

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1894 Death of founder Dr Francis Buchanan White

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1889 PSNS Photographic Section established

PSNS Photographic Section was established before the Scottish Photographic Federation was formed in 1903.  

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