The John Buchan Society
The Society's main objective is 'to promote a wider understanding and appreciation of the life and works of John Buchan'.
On 3 March 1979, one of the speakers on the programme for a John Buchan Day, organised by the Extra-Mural Department of Edinburgh University, was Eileen Stewart. It was thanks to her enthusiasm and formidable energy, backed up by many other Buchan devotees, that the day also saw the inaugural meeting of the John Buchan Society. The Rt Hon The second Lord Tweedsmuir, John Buchan's eldest son, presided over the proceedings when the first Council was elected. The First Annual Dinner was held on 1 March 1980, when the second son of John Buchan, the Hon William Buchan, (the third Lord Tweedsmuir) was the principal guest and speaker. The first AGM was also held in Edinburgh on 15 May 1980. Since then the Society has grown to nearly 500 members, many residing in the USA and Canada and other parts of the world.
The AGM and Annual Dinner, on the same weekend, alternate between Scotland and England: recent venues have been Peebles, Glasgow, London, Warwick, Oxford and Chipping Norton. Weekend seminars are also held during the year. Although the Society has no building as its headquarters it is committed to supporting The John Buchan Museum in Peebles, Scottish Borders.
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Correspondence should be addressed to Ian Bercham, Holly House, Barton Bendish, Norfolk PE33 9DL Tel: 01366 347759
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