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Greek influence of Glasgow architect
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Greek influence of Glasgow architect

Iain McGillivray gave an interesting talk on the Scottish and Glasgow architect Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson to over 40 members of the Arran Historical Society at their September meeting.

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Society learn about the history of weddings

Members of the Arran Historical Society gained an interesting insight into the customs and history of the wedding when Valerie Reilley presented a talk on the subject at their latest meeting.

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Society enjoy talk on Scots philanthopist

Members and visitors at the latest Arran Historical Society meeting enjoyed an informative talk by Barbara Graham on the life of a Scottish born philanthropist who went on to become one of the richest men in American history.

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Society visits Skipness Castle

The Arran Historical Society enjoyed a visit to Skipness Castle recently where members learned about the history of the ruinous building and the surrounding area from their guide Frances Hood.

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Society exploring the history of electricity

Sir Coutts Lindsay at the Grosvenor Gallery in London invested in a small portable electricity supply and by 1883, he had attracted so many applications from local premises he overloaded the supply and the first blackout occurred.

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The Hon Man turns up on Arran

Retired journalist Bob Tomlinson spoke to members of the Arran Historical Society on his life in journalism, especially his time as the Hon Man in the Sunday Post.