Delve into stories of human adventure, achievement and adversity as the Forres Heritage Trust welcomes Professor Marjory Harper to present the first of its Winter Talks series.
Professor Harper will give a snapshot of Morayshire’s migration throughout the 19th and 20th centuries in her talk: Snapshots from Morayshire’s migration album: two centuries of adventure and exile”
Two million Scots emigrated from their homeland in the 19th century, and a further two million in the 20th century.
Morayshire has always been well represented in the Scottish diaspora, though as Professor Harper will explain, its story has perhaps been somewhat neglected.
The talk will look at the triggers for emigrating, the means by which decisions were implemented, the experiences and impressions of Morayshire Scots overseas, and the impact of return migration.
Professor Harper who co-ordinates the online Master’s Programme in Scottish Heritage, will make extensive use of personal testimony – written and oral – to explore the complex and often contradictory saga of emigration.
Tickets costing £5 will be available from January 6 in the Forres Area Credit Union office at 53 High Street, Forres.
Other talks will take place on February 12 and March 4 and full details can be found in our Facebook event section or on our website.