Public talks by Professor James Hunter

A series of talks celebrates the publication of 'Insurrection: Scotland's famine winter'

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'Insurrection: Scotland's famine winter' by James hunter

Professor James Hunter will be giving talks in Nairn, Dingwall, Fort William and Elgin over the next few weeks and signing copies of his new book 'Insurrection'. James Hunter is Professor Emeritus and Senior Researcher at the Centre for History, University of the Highlands and Islands, and author of many studies of Highland history, including the seminal 'The Making of the Crofting Community'.  His latest book examines the critical winter of 1846-7, a season which followed the failure of the potato crop and increasing food hunger and civil unrest in the Highlands. What follows was both inspiring and traumatic. Come and hear what he has to say!

Join him at the venues below:

Nairn Literary Society, 22 November 2019, 7pm

‘Back to the future: Highland history and betterment’


Picaresque Books & Galerie Fantoosh, Dingwall, Saturday 23 November, 2pm


The Highland Bookshop, Fort William, Tuesday 26 November, 7pm


Elgin Library, Tuesday 10 December, 7pm