On Thursday 18th May 2017 we had a talk by Iain Wilson. He was introduced by our Chairman, Prof. Peter Garside: (video below)
I’m especially delighted to welcome today’s speaker, Iain Wilson. Iain is originally from Liverpool but for the last ten years has lived near Thornhill, Dumfries and Galloway. In the Tracks of Mortality (paperback, 2016), his book on Robert Paterson (restorer of Covenanting graves, and supposed provider of anecdotes for Scott’s Tale of Old Mortality), stemmed from his interest in the local history of the region and its countryside which he has walked extensively. Iain works as a project manager for a charity in Dumfries. He is a historian by qualification and this was his second book, on a subject (relatively neglected in modern times) which we look forward to hearing more about this evening.