Thursday, 29 August 2013

Shakespeare's Scotland: 25th September

To coincide with Perth Theatre’s production of Macbeth, on the evening of Wednesday 25 September, the Royal Scottish Geographical Society will be putting on an informal display from its extensive collections of these splendid early maps of Scotland, together with others of the same period, and drawing particular attention to those geographical localities named by Shakespeare in his play.

Margaret Wilkes, one of the joint authors of the recently-published, much-acclaimed ‘Scotland: Mapping the Nation’ and Convener of RSGS’s Collections & Information Committee, will be present to guide visitors through this special display and to point out items of interest about the maps.  She will be accompanied by Tony Simpson, a member of RSGS’s Collections Team, who has produced a sequence of detailed Powerpoint images focusing on the places which have particular association with Shakespeare’s Macbeth: Forres, Darnaway, Cawdor, Inverness, Glamis, Macduff’s Castle by East Wemyss, Birnam and of course Dunsinane.

This special evening will run from 17.30 – 18.30hrs and take place at the Society’s Headquarters, Lord John Murray’s House, 15 - 19 North Port. Perth.

Tickets are £5. Places are limited. Please book by contacting 01738 455050 or