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“Are we nearly there yet?” – Scottish milestones. Hawick Archaeological Society lecture
November 7 @ 7:00 pm
“Are we nearly there yet?” is a celebration of Scottish milestones – not just distance markers and waymarkers, but much else asides. The talk discusses early means of measurement and maps, and the travellers of the 18th and 19th centuries whose journals laid the foundation of the Scottish tourist industry. It also celebrates the ‘Top 50 Scots’ , the sportsmen and women who have gone the extra mile in terms of speed and endurance to set new world records. So, something for everyone!
Bruce Keith is a retired chartered surveyor and environmentalist, having started his career on several Perthshire and Aberdeenshire estates. Following 15 years in the Department of Agriculture in Edinburgh, including work on the Land Settlement smallholdings estates in the Borders, Bruce migrated south of the border as Chief Surveyor with English Nature. He retired nine years ago as Head of Property at SSE (the Hydro Board). Since retirement, Bruce has combined his passion for Scottish history and geography with his interest in conserving our heritage, which has yielded three coffee table type books.