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Author Hamish Brown to visit Rothesay library

Rothesay Library is to host a talk and slideshow by Hamish Brown, author of The Oldest Post Office in the World, on Wednesday, March 19.

Rothesay Library is to host a talk and slideshow by Hamish Brown, author of The Oldest Post Office in the World, on Wednesday, March 19.

 

Author Hamish Brown will visit Rothesay Library later this month to give a talk and slideshow based on his book, The Oldest Post Office in the World.

The slideshow visits just a few of the 94 oddest locations in Scotland featured in the book, from the White Wife in Shetland to, yes, the oldest post office in the world (located in Galloway), via the strange things to be found in all of Scotland’s regions.

Born in Sri Lanka, Hamish Brown moved to Scotland at the end of the Second World War after spells living in Japan, Singapore and South Africa, and is best known for his walking and mountaineering exploits, lovingly chronicled in books such as Hamish’s Mountain Walk and Hamish’s Groats End Walk, along with many walking guidebooks to Scotland.

The event, on Wednesday, March 19 at 7pm, is free; tickets are available from Rothesay Library on (01700) 503266, and refreshments will be provided.

The talk is funded by Argyll and Bute Council and Creative Scotland’s Live Literature programme, which is managed by the Scottish Book Trust and supports up to 1,200 writer events around the country each year.

 

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