Craiginches: Life in Aberdeen’s Prison with Bryan Glennie

As part of their celebrations of the Central Library’s 125th anniversary, Aberdeen City Libraries welcomes retired prison officer Bryan Glennie to discuss his new book on life within Aberdeen’s historic prison.

Local Studies Librarian David Oswald states “Bryan lived and breathed the life of the prison so his account is fascinating and well informed. Craiginches finally closed in 2014 and Bryan’s book preserves its 124 year history. We are delighted to have him visiting the library for what should be an entertaining evening.”

Join Aberdeen City Libraries for the Q&A with Bryan to hear recollections from this forbidding place, including the prison’s only hanging, rooftop riots, botched escapes, drug smuggling and how prisoners tried to brew their own beer in a dung heap. Bryan will also discuss modern prison work and his involvement in efforts to rehabilitate inmates.

This free event takes place on Wednesday 12 July in Aberdeen Central Library at 6pm. To reserve a place please phone 01224 652500 or email LibraryEvents@aberdeencity.gov.uk.