Membership Details and Application Form

We now offer members two categories of membership. Members may opt to receive a standard paper magazine-style Newsletter or an E-Journal style Newsletter. Members make their choice once a year when they are offered the option of renewing or discontinuing their membership. The opportunity to renew is made by returning a completed form issued with the November Newsletters or by completing our Online Renewal Membership Application.

The content of each version of the Newsletter is the same. The difference between them is that there are no costs involved in sending out an E-Journal but providing the paper version involves both printing and postage costs. Because of the lower costs, E-Journal membership is passed on to members as a lower subscription rate.

New Members can join by completing our Application Form (available in our DOWNLOAD section) or by completing the Online Application Form and making payment by PayPal.

If you wish to renew your membership either complete the Renewal Form you receive with your November Newsletter and post it to us with your cheque or come in to our Research Centre at 9 Glasgow St, Dumfries and pay the appropriate subscription fee. Alternatively, you can now renew by PayPal. Please complete our Online Application Form and select the Renewal Option.

Please renew before the 31st January to allow our volunteer staff enough time to prepare the mailing of the March Newsletters. The membership year runs from 1 January until 31 December each year and our newsletters are published in March, July and November.

Members joining or renewing after 31st January will have their membership registered immediately. Arrangements will be made to provide new members with all the Newsletter copies already published in the current year, but they may not be sent before the issue of the next newsletter.

UK Membership Details and Subscription Rates for 2021

Standard Membership   £11.00   :   E-journal Membership   £7.50
UK members have the option to pay by Standing Order or PayPal and may arrange Gift Aid.

Overseas Membership Subscriptions for 2021

Overseas membership is the approximate equivalent of:
Standard Membership £14.00      E-Journal Membership £7.50

Note: For Overseas members (new and renewing) the preference is to use PayPal and the Online Membership Form. However it mat be possible to send a cheque in your own currency (dollars) – or use direct Internet Banking (details from the Overseas Membership Secretary).
The rest of the world – Sterling cheque or Bank Money Order.

Membership Application Form

If you want to join us download our membership form from our Downloads page, print it off and fill in and mail to us at DGFHS Research Centre, 9 Glasgow Street, Dumfries DG2 9AF along with your subscription.

To Join or Renew online – Go to our Online Application Form.

Society Newsletters are sent three times a year.
All members receive three Newsletters a year, in March, July and November.
Overseas members in USA, Canada, New Zealand and Australia who receive standard paper Newsletters will continue to do so through their agents. Agents receive them in bulk by airmail and then post them on to members thus ensuring minimum delay from publication date to receipt. Members who have signed up for the E-journal version will receive their copy directly to the mailbox they designate for that purpose.


Members can avoid legitimate mail being rejected by adding our E-Journal sending addresses to their address book. For UK members that is and for Overseas members it is Do that and your Server anti-spam protection will recognise our address as a legitimate source of DGFHS material and accept all future mail from that source.