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Costume Society Scotland


Monthly Guest Speakers

Monday nights


Events programme 2019/20




Monday 1st October 2018

‘The Evolution of Scottish Police Uniforms’

Alastair Dinsmor MBE

Curator, Glasgow Police Museum


Monday 12th November 2018

‘From Red Coats to Camouflage’ A brief history of uniforms worn by Scottish infantry regiments

Desmond Thomas

Curator, Museum of the Royal Regiment, Edinburgh Castle


Monday 3rd December 2018

Xmas party. The theme for this year’s party will be Cruising, inspired by the Ocean Liners: Speed and Style exhibition at the V&A, Dundee.


Monday 7th January 2019

‘Embroidered Stories’ The Needlework Development Scheme, its Revival and


Lindy Richardson

Programme Director of Textiles, Edinburgh College of Art  


Monday 4th February 2019

‘Japan & Shanghai, how this trip influenced my work’  

Sheana M Stephen

DA Artist Jeweller


Monday 4th March 2019

'The Shah's Wardrobe - How to dress a 17th Century Isfahan'

Jennifer Scarce

Honorary Lecturer, Middle Eastern Cultures, University of Dundee

Formerly Principal Curator, Middle Eastern Collections

National Museum of Scotland


Monday 1st April 2019

‘Tales of the Old Department Stores of Edinburgh’

Jane Tulloch

Novelist who writes about Department Stores following employment experience in the 1970s


Monday 6th May 2019

AGM - wear a hat!






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Monday 7th October 2019

Milford's Shirts: Scotland, Linen and Clothing the Enslaved

Dr Sally Tuckett

Lecturer in Dress & Textile History, University of Glasgow


Monday 4th November 2019

Fabric design and decoration on vintage Kimono

Sue Selwyn

Former Museum Curator & Head of Cultural Services and avid textile collector


Monday 2nd December 2019

Xmas party - theme to be decided


Monday 6th January 2020

'Better is the Proud Plaid'

Clothing and tartans worn by the Jacobite forces in the '45'

Jenn Scott



Monday 3rd February 2020

‘Thinking about Fashion through the Collection

of the National Galleries of Scotland.’

Professor Chris Breward

Director of Collection and Research at the National Galleries of Scotland


Monday 2nd March 2020

‘Little Black Dress’

Georgina Ripley

Senior Curator, Modern and Contemporary Fashion and Textiles, National Museum of Scotland


Monday 6th April 2020

Early Plaid Wearing in Scotland

David Caldwell MA PhD FSA FSA Scot

Formerly Curator, National Museums Scotland

Current President of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland


Monday 4th May 2020






Previously at Costume Society Scotland