The History of the Society

The origins of the Society can be traced back to 1926 when at a dinner dance in Cuckfield, a local Minister, Rev Boyd, led a committee to re-launch a Caledonian Society. The aims were, as at present, to promote Scottish Culture through a series of social events. An account of the function was detailed in the local newspaper.

Click here to read the journalist's article

Past Presidents of the Society

J.Galloway                          1925-36

J.W.Galloway                      1937-48

W.Lindsay                           1948-57

E.J.Pierce                            1957-63

W.H.Bentley                        1963-65

R.J.S.Anderson                    1965-69

R.Frisby                               1969-73

J.E.Herbecq                         1973-76

J.S.Buchanan                       1976-79

J.Alston                               1979-80

E.M.Turner                           1980-82

B.K.Urquhart                        1980-85

Sir J.E.Herbecq                     1985-88

D.Davidson                           1988-91

Mrs Margaret G. Urquhart     1991-93

J.T.Robertson                       1993-96

Dr. B.Thomson                     1996-99

J.T.Robertson                       1999-2002

R.C.Imrie                              2002-05

Mrs Helen Clark                     2005-08

M. Roberts                            2008-11

Mrs Carol Blake                     2011-14

Mrs Marian Imrie                   2014-15

I Millar                                  2015-16

R Horn                                  2016-17

I Millar                                  2017-present

Mid Sussex Times

For the 80th Anniversary of the Society in 2006 a special programme was prepared illustrating the history of the Society with photographs taken over the years.  

Click here to see the 80th Anniversary Programme.  

80th Anniversary.pdf

To celebrate our 90th anniversary one of our long-standing members, David Anderson, wrote a history of the Mid Sussex Caledonian Society, based on his study of the archives and minutes of the Society, going back to its creation in 1926.

Click here to see the article.

DBA History of the Society.pdf