Flying doctors and vagrant voyages call at the Lit

Artists, paddle steamers, ancestry and whisky are among the topics to be covered by Cove and Kilcreggan Literary Society’s latest programme of speakers.

All meetings start at 8pm on Mondays in Cove Burgh Hall, except for the December 8 Christmas party and musical entertainment which starts at 7.30.

Local minister Rev Christine Murdoch will be the first speaker, tomorrow (October 6) talking about My Life Through Books.

She will be followed by Ailsa Turner, whose talk is entitled From Cults to Constantinople: The Art of Sir David Wilkie.

Subsequent speakers are as follows:

  • October 20: John Beveridge, The Restoration of the Maid of the Loch
  • October 27: Dr Anthony Lewis, How Glasgow Flourished during the Georgian Period
  • November 3: Rona Grierson and Sheena Edwards, Games Village People.
  • November 10: Berit Vogt, My Life as a Ceramist
  • November 17: Elizabeth McKay, Strathleven House
  • November 24: Bill McLaren, Vagrant Voyages
  • December 1: Gordon Burgess, Helensburgh Writer’s Workshop
  • December 8: Christmas Party and Musical Entertainment
  • January 12: Gregor Smith, Rain Later
  • January 19: Jenny Oswald, Tracing My Female Ancestry
  • January 26: Speaker to be confirmed, The Formulation of Foreign Policy – an Academic’s Perspective
  • February 2: Uuganna Ramsay, Mongol – A Mother’s Memoir
  • February 9: David Weir, How to Lose Friends and Alienate People…where The Eagle did not dare
  • February 16: Donald Ross, The Arab-Israeli Conflict – a Soldier’s Perspective
  • February 23: Fiona Jackson, Morlaggan Rural Settlement
  • March 2: Irene McKenzie, The Royal Flying Doctor Service
  • March 9: Derek Hall, That’s the Spirit! Musings on a lifetime in Whisky
  • March 16: AGM and Quiz