Dumfries and Galloway Natural History and Antiquarian Society

Dumfries and Galloway Natural History and Antiquarian Society

www.dgnhas.org.uk

Founded in 1862, ‘The objects of the Society shall be to collect and publish the best information on the natural sciences and antiquities (including history, records, genealogy, customs and heraldry) of the three counties of Dumfries, Kirkcudbright and Wigtown; to procure the preservation of objects of natural science and antiquities relative to the district; to encourage local research and field activities in natural science and excavations by private individuals or public bodies and afford them suggestions and co-operation; to prevent as far as possible, any injury to ancient monuments and records, etc.; and to collect photographs, drawings and descriptions and transcripts of the same.’ The Society holds a series of winter lectures, organises excursions and publishes an annual volume of transactions (for which see http://www.dgnhas.org.uk/transgeneral.php).