Events will celebrate local history week
Rutherglen library will host a number of events this month to coincide with local history week.
Three events will take place next week on three completely different topics.
On Tuesday, March 8, a talk on Sir William Wallace called ‘The Life and Times and the Scottish Wars of Independence’ will take place from 3-4pm.
Stuart Duncan from the Society of William Wallace will explore the true history of the Scottish hero as well as his connection with Rutherglen Old Parish Church.
Then, on Thursday, March 10, from 11am- 12pm, a beginners class on booking holidays online will take place.
This will teach basic IT skills and explain how to use travel comparison websites.
Finally, to round off the week on Friday, March 11, a historic library tour will take place.
This will explore the rich history of the library building, which was built in 1907.
Librarian Zen Mumford said: “Scottish local history week has been running successfully for many years and aims to highlight local history collections and involve the community.
“The online holidays class may not obviously fit within a local history context but it fits within this year’s theme of ‘technology’, as libraries now offer many beginners digital classes to encourage people to learn skills in the digital world.
“The William Wallace talk has been eagerly anticipated due to the recent unveiling of the plaque in Rutherglen Old Parish Church and the historic library tour looks at the Edwardian features of the beautiful Carnegie built library and illuminates some ghost stories.”
Tickets for all three events are £ 2.10 and can be bought from the main desk. The library tour does involve climbing some sets of stairs.
In addition to the three events there will be a display on Seath’s Shipyard. Access is free in the main library area, running from March 7-31.
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