Jan­ice is all the talk at Cam­bus­lang Li­brary

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Cam­bus­lang author Jan­ice Ross held a talk in Cam­bus­lang Li­brary about her de­but book, Voices Ga­lore.

The book is a com­mu­nity nar­ra­tive brought to­gether from in­ter­views she car­ried out on com­mu­nity ra­dio while liv­ing on the is­land of Barra.

It took Jan­ice seven years to com­plete the book.

Her ra­dio show‘Barra Is­land Discs’saw her in­ter­view 150 peo­ple out of a pop­u­la­tion of 1100.

She picked the best 30 to cre­ate a voice for the is­land and chose the name due to Barra’s links with the fa­mous‘Whisky Ga­lore’story.

Among those she in­ter­viewed were poet Christo­pher Brook­myre and Pro­fes­sor Sir Wil­liam Ste­wart, for­mer chief sci­en­tific of­fi­cer to the UK Gov­ern­ment, known lo­cally as Bill the Crofter.

Of the Cam­bus­lang event, she said: “The li­brary event was won­der­ful, Maria the li­brar­ian is a great host.”

Jan­ice will also host talks at Water­stones in Oban, on Au­gust 11 and East Kil­bride on Au­gust 18.

Booked out Jan­ice Ross, sec­ond from left, with some of her sup­port­ers at Cam­bus­lang Li­brary

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