Scottish history talks to be held in Rothesay

The first in a series of summer talks by the Scottish History Group Rothesay will be held on May 7.
The first in a series of summer talks by the Scottish History Group Rothesay will be held on May 7.

A series of Scottish history talks will take place this summer in Rothesay.

The first meeting of the Scottish History Group Rothesay will be held on May 7 and will include a film on ‘Steamers of the Clyde’, compiled by Colin Liddell.

On June 4, Chris Bambery, author of ‘A People’s History of Scotland’, will look at some of the key themes from his book, and on July 2, Ranald Macinnes of Historic Scotland will give a talk entitled ‘A Tenement Building in a Victorian Seaside Town’ (14-26 Russell Street).

On August 6 Fiona Rintoul will discuss her new translation of Arnold’s Zweig’s 1933 masterpiece ‘Outside Verdun’, and on September 3 Professor Gerry Carruthers of Glasgow University will talk on Scott and Burns.

All meetings take place at 2pm in St Paul’s Church Hall in Deanhood Place, Rothesay. Entry is free but donations are welcome to help cover the costs of putting on such events.