Scottish author to give talk on Aberdeen’s industrial heritage


Scottish author Michael Meighan is to give a free talk about Aberdeen - and Scotland’s - industrial heritage at the Central Library next Wednesday (16 October).

Based on his book 'Scotland's Lost Industries', Glaswegian Michael will tell the fascinating story how Scotland grew to have a major place in furnishing the world with manufactured goods and how Aberdeen contributed to the building of the great merchant fleet of Scottish-built ships which helped deliver them.

Michael said: “From the days of whaling to today's oil industry, Aberdeen has always had a vital place in keeping the wheels of industry turning and keeping the country fed. Having lived and worked in Aberdeen I am delighted to be back to tell the story of Scotland's industrial heritage and how Aberdeen has played its part in it. I am looking towards it immensely.'

The event runs 6.30pm to 7.30pm and copies of Michael Meighan’s books will be available for sale.

Booking is essential for this free event. Contact Aberdeen City Libraries on 01224 652500 or e-mail LibraryEvents@aberdeencity.gov.uk