October 2019 Meeting
17th October 2019
Ian Scott, “James Watt”
7:30 pm in the Abbey Church Halls, Dunfermline.
2019 is the 200th Anniversary of the death of James Watt, one of the most influential of the pioneering engineers of the industrial revolution. Those of you who were on the DHS outing to Kinneil House in 2016 will remember the brief biography we were given then, by James Watt himself, apparently, so we are very lucky to have a historian from Falkirk visiting to tell us more about him.
Ian Scott was Assistant Principal at Falkirk College where he taught history for a number of years. He has been both Director and national Chairman of the Saltire Society. Ian’s main interest is the history of the Falkirk area and he has written several books on the subject including Falkirk: a History published in 2006. He has written over 400 historical articles for the Falkirk Herald and was a founder member of Falkirk Local History Society in 1981.