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Andy Drummond at Gairloch Museum (Online)


Andy Drummond presents his new book A Quite Impossible Proposal: How Not to Build a Railway, at Gairloch Museum’s series of online talks. The book tells the story of failed attempts to build railways in the Scottish Highlands, such as the once proposed line from Garve to Aultbea via Poolewe. The story is one of local enthusiasm, hampered by government and rail company obstructionism.
Andrew Drummond was born in Edinburgh and educated at the University of Aberdeen and King’s College, London. His first novel, An Abridged History of the Construction of the Railway Line between Garve, Ullapool and Lochinver, was published by Polygon and shortlisted for the Saltire First Book of the Year Award in 2004. His later novels, also published by Polygon, are A Handbook of Volapük, Elephantina and Novgorod the Great, and he is also author of The Intriguing Life and Ignominious Death of Maurice Benyovszky (Routledge).
This talk will be delivered via Zoom. If you are interested in attending, please contact the museum by emailing curator@gairlochmuseum.org or telephoning 01445 712 287. All attendees will be emailed with full details of how to join the talk once you register.
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Tuesday 10 Nov 2020
Zoom, Online. United Kingdom