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Evening Lectures 2020

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Everyone welcome & free to attend!

 

Join us for our fantastic Autumn & Spring evening lectures covering a whole host of interesting topics.

You can now join us at these events in two ways. Either in person in a socially distanced room or virtually via Zoom from the comfort of your own home.

Members and non-members welcome. Free to attend but please book in advance for each talk below or by calling 0131 525 6157.

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Monday 2nd November 2020 | 7pm


Salt- Scotland’s Forgotten Industry

You can now join us at this event in two ways. Either in person in a socially distanced room (now sold out) or virtually via Zoom from the comfort of your own home.

The manufacture of salt from sea water is one of Scotland’s oldest industries. At one time the smoke and steam from clusters of saltpans were a common sight on the Scottish coast. This talk will trace the history of this largely forgotten industry and its slave-like workers.

Professor Christopher A Whatley OBE, was the author of the first book on the Scottish salt industry (1987), and has written many more, including The Scots and the Union (2006), Immortal Memory: Burns and the Scottish People (2016) and Pabay: An Island Odyssey (2019).