Lockerbie & Lochmaben Probus Club

Lockerbie & Lochmaben Probus Club

Established in 1980, your local Probus Club is part of an international association. Your local Probus Club welcomes retired people who have held positions of responsibility during their working lives and currently has 16 members who gather to chat over coffee and a biscuit before listening to talks on varied topics.

The Club meets in the Somerton House Hotel,  35, Carlisle Road, Lockerbie DG11 2DR at 10.15 for 10.30 am on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays each month and our speakers usually talk for 20-30 minutes, followed by a question and answer session. Club proceedings are reported in the District Diary section of the Annandale Herald. Membership costs £10 per annum.

Our annual programme also includes special events and lunches with partners, and during 2018 the local Club programme included:
Nine talks by club members, with subjects including: BBC producer Jimmy Gilbert, wartime evacuation, national gas pipelines, UK plastic packaging, Amazon river cruise, Frederic Spencer Chapman DSO, wartime in Wick, living in 1990’s Singapore, vehicles and history 1950s to 1970s.
Five guest speaker talks, with subjects including: Birth of Anglo-Scottish Railways, Farming Journalism, Second Boer War, Wanlockhead Museum Trust, and Role of Annandale Ward Officer.
Two locally-publicized Open Meetings with specialist speakers covering Model Railways as a Hobby, and the history of the settlement on the Pitcairn Islands after the mutiny on the Bounty.
Members and partners day-out to Devil’s Porridge Museum, Eastriggs.
Summer and New Year lunches, with partners.
Putting Challenge and presentation lunch at Lochmaben Golf Club, with partners.
Clayson Trophy Quiz and Hancock’s Half-Hour Quiz.

During 2019 our guest speakers will cover subjects as varied as: military history topic “Evolution of Firearms”, social history topics “Dr Jack Wilson, Lochmaben” and “Wanlockhead Museum Trust”, and local author Miller Caldwell reviewing his double-agent spy novel/biography “The Reluctant Spy”.

A members’ and partners’ day-out to the Annan Distillery and its Malting Café is also planned.

Why not join us or just come along to learn more about our meetings?
Or want more information?  Then please contact: 

President: Allan Collins  Tel: 01576 203290     E-mail:
Secretary: Tony Hancock   Tel: 01387 810379     E-mail: