Time Travels Susan Morrison goes to Ayr with maritime historian Dr Eric Graham, to find out about the grand Bruce dynasty plan to invade Ireland and grab a crown for Robert Bruce’s younger brother Sir Edward. If it had worked, the two countries might have been united.
Time Travels Susan Morrison finds out more about the darker side of Scottish settlement in Australia. Moving back to the 18th century with Eric Graham, we\’re on the trail of a gallant and dashing privateer Luke Ryan who scourged the coast of Scotland and gained the favour of Marie Antoinette.
Speakers include: Dr Eric Graham: The Bounty Hunters and the Innuit Dr. Rob David: The Story of the “Abram”, a Kirkcaldy Whaling Ship Matt Ylitalo B.Sc. B.A. M. Litt: Steamships, Stowaways and Smithsonian Polar Bear Sonja Heinrich: From Whaling to Whale Science – why whales matter and how we study them Jo Woolf (RSGS): Shackleton\’s Trek for Life to the Graves of Whales Also – Kirkcaldy\’s Beached Whales/Leith Harbour and Scottish Involvement in the Antartic 20th Century Whale Hunting