October 2018 Meeting
18th October 2018
At the Dunfermline Historical Society’s October meeting, Dr. Donald Adamson will talk about “The Moat Pit of Culross”.
Donald Adamson comes from a Halbeath coal mining family, and that coal mining ancestry stretches back to the late 16th century in Dunfermline. He read Modern History and Economics at New College Oxford, is a Chartered Accountant and a retired KPMG tax partner. Donald suffers from the family curse of being an avid supporter of Dunfermline Athletic, and is currently chairman of Pars United Community Interest Company, the holding company of the football club.
Donald has a PhD in archaeology from the University of Glasgow and is non-executive chairman of Guard Archaeology Ltd. His talk on the Moat Pit and its wider implications for industrial Culross is based on his 2008 MLitt dissertation, elements of which subsequently appeared as articles in the Scottish Archaeological Journal and ‘History Scotland‘ magazine.