Stornoway Historical Society Public Lecture - David Ros
The next public lecture in our 2019/20 winter series will be held in the Town Hall on Monday 24th February at 7.00 pm.
Our guest speaker will be David Ross and the title of the talk is 'Telling the Highland Story'.
Note: David Ross is the former Highlands correspondent for the Glasgow Herald and author of a book about his career, ‘Highland Herald’, which was published by Birlinn Books in 2018.
All welcome. Donations taken at the door.
David Ross has lived in Cromarty for over 30 years. The Ross-shire community was the northern outpost of the (Glasgow) Herald’s operation, while he was the paper’s Highland Correspondent. He had come north with his family from Edinburgh, where he had met his future wife Mary, the daughter of the renowned poet Sorley MacLean. They were both students in the capital, and married there.
David’s father was the son of a Presbyterian minister from Perthshire, whose folk had originally been from Ross-shire. His mother was the daughter of an Iona crofter. Both teachers, they had met in Oban and started their married life in Kinlochleven and Glencoe. They had moved east to Blairgowrie, before moving back to Argyll and the shores of Loch Etive.
After studying history at Edinburgh University, he began his career in journalism on the Scottish edition of the Times Educational Supplement. He worked alongside his old university friend Neil Munro from Sandwick, who took David to Lewis for the first time. He spent nine years on the TESS before joining the staff of the Herald, initially in the paper’s Edinburgh office.
- 2020-02-24 07:00 PM
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