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Dunse History Society - Bringing the history of Duns to life

Duns and its people have a long rich history. The Dunse History Society was formed in 1993 to encourage people to take an interest in that history and to promote and preserve this for future generations.

Throughout the winter months the Society holds monthly meetings to which all with an interest in local history are welcome. The format of the meeting can vary  but usually there is a guest speaker with a particular interest in some aspect or period of history. There is normally also a subsequent question and answer session to discuss the topic of the evening and thereafter a chance to meet with the speaker and to socialise with other members over some light refreshments.


Meetings are held in the Duns Masonic Hall, 41 Newtown Street, Duns (on the south side of the street)


Also over the summer months, there are outings to places of historic interest (almost invariably with an expert) and often to places or buildings which are not normally open to the public.


Over the years the Society has built up a substantial Archive of books, documents and photographs with a bearing on the history of the area which can be made available for consultation by members and others.

The Society is run on a purely voluntary basis by hard-working office bearers and committee members.

Membership is a very modest £6 per year (£9 per year for couples) and can be taken out at any of the meetings or by getting in touch with the Hon. Treasurer, Tom Simpson at

If you have a question about 'Duns in the past' there is a good chance that our members will know the answer.

Use the Contact page to post your queries and comments.  

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