Events will cel­e­brate lo­cal his­tory week

Rutherglen Reformer - - Lanarkshire Legal - Dou­glas Dickie

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.

To check for more up­com­ing Her­itage Events please visit ruther­glen­her­itage. word­press. com

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