GlobalScot Dr. Jim McLaren Lecture: The Industrial and Commercial Heartbeat of Scotland: Past and Present
Key attributes of the people of Scotland include resilience, creativity, and innovation. This presentation will explore the results of these attributes on industry and commerce over the years. While everyone associates Scotland with kilts, bagpipes, Clans and Scotch whisky, the country also has a rich and deep legacy of major innovations in industry and commercial activities that will be discussed. Topics will range from steel to textiles to banking to agriculture to energy to computer sciences and the timescale covered will be the most recent 300 years.
Although Scotland is a small country, its industrial and commercial developments have had significant impact around the world. The presentation will also be focused on some of those achievements and is also intended to provide interesting information that is not commonly known. For example, the following questions are just a small sample of what will be revealed:
· What is Scottish white gold?
· Do you know why Dundee was called the city of “3 J’s”?
· What ended at Ravenscraig?
· Do you know the difference between a Finnan Haddie and an Arbroath Smokie?
· How many nuclear power stations are in Scotland?
· What Corries song has the line “Black gold and fishes fae the sea, man”?
· What happened in Silicon Glen?
Sign-up and come along (“let’s foot it out together”) to this entertaining presentation. It is guaranteed that you will learn something about Scotland that you likely did not know.