Kirkcaldy and the Whale

Conference for Kirkcaldy Civic Society.

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

Tickets cost £10 and can be booked here:

Scotland’s Racist Role: How minstrel shows spread stereotypes through country’s theatres

An Exhibition of Black Minstrelsy at the Museum of Edinburgh explores shameful chapter in Scotland’s past as part of Black History Month 2017.

Read Eric’s article published in the Daily Record:

Eric’s article “Black Minstrelsy in Scotland”, published February 2011 by Scottish Local History Forum is available to download as a free PDF here: