The AGM was held in Abertay University on the evening of 21st May with Constance Kinnear in the chair. About 30 members attended.

The minute of the 2013 AGM and the 2013-14 accounts were made available prior to the meeting. The minute was approved by the meeting and it and the accounts are now available in the Society Documents section of the website.

Constance presented her Chairman’s report which is also available in Society Documents and will be published in the June journal. The Treasurer’s report is on the website along with the accounts and it will also be in the journal.

Joan Peter (Hon. Secretary) and Stuart Fleming (Hon. Editor) resigned during the year. Ron Thoms (Hon. Treasurer) and Thelma Thornton, Sheila Phillips and Craig Muir (Members of Council) had completed their terms of office. Ron and Thelma had indicated that they were prepared to continue in office The nominations of Marian Irvine and Evelyn Radford as Council Members were accepted. The Hon. President, The Earl of Strathmore & Kinghorne, and the Hon. Vice-Presidents, David Dobson and Doug Soutar, have agreed to continue in these positions. The meeting approved all of these appointments unanimously. The posts of Hon.  Secretary, Hon. Editor and Hon. Publications Co-ordinator are currently vacant.

At the conclusion of the formal Society business, author and journalist Forbes Inglis gave a talk entitled “On Murders and Misdeeds - a tale of murders and public hangings in Dundee and Angus between 1765 and 1900”. The events described involved possible miscarriages of justice or novel points of law and illustrated differences in legal procedures between then and now. The talk was awarded a warm round of applause.

The meeting ended with a cup of tea and biscuits.

 

8 June 2014.

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