Bearsden Literary Society’s meeting

The next meeting of Bearsden Literary Society will be on Monday, February 10 at 7.45pm in St Andrew’s R.C. Church, Bearsden.

Professor Gordon Waddell will give a talk entitled “Highland Roots”, an illustrated history of a Perthshire cottage and its colourful past.

Professor Waddell, an orthopaedic surgeon, became very interested in local history while he was undertaking the restoration of a cottage in Perthshire and has written a book describing the area’s turbulent past and how we are all part of the story.

It is a blend of history, archaeology, estate records, literature and legend too. It includes a lot of original quotes that give a genuine flavour of the times. But it also tries to get beneath the skin of history.

All are welcome to go along to the meeting, for non members the entry fee is £4 (students £1).