Plaque trib­ute to Gras­sic Gib­bon

The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and The Mearns Edition) - - NEWS -

Sun­set Song author Lewis Gras­sic Gib­bon’s time in Stone­haven is to be recog­nised as part of His­toric En­vi­ron­ment Scot­land’s Com­mem­o­ra­tive Plaque scheme.

Gras­sic Gib­bon was born James Leslie Mitchell in Aberdeen­shire in 1901.

He started his writ­ing ca­reer as a jour­nal­ist for the Aberdeen Jour­nal in 1917, be­fore turn­ing his hand to fic­tion.

The plaque is to be in­stalled at the site of the old Mackie Academy in Stone­haven – now Ar­duthie Pri­mary – the school the writer at­tended dur­ing his for­ma­tive years in Aberdeen­shire.

The an­nounce­ment comes dur­ing Book Week Scot­land, the na­tion’s an­nual cel­e­bra­tion of books and read­ing.

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