Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Writer in Residence

In an innovative new scheme we have appointed our first ever writer-in-residence – Hazel Buchan Cameron.  Hazel is mentoring young writer Josh Morris in a variety of writing skills and approaches, drawing inspiration from the collections and history of the RSGS, currently in its 130th year.  With a collection of 250,000 maps, 40,000 books, a bulging archive, and an association with many of the world’s most famous scientists, explorers, adventurers and educationalists, the charity has been described as a repository of some of the best stories of the past century and a half.

 There are so many inspiring people’s stories connected to the Society it is hard to draw breath,”  Hazel commented.

Mike Robinson, our Chief Executive, is very enthusiastic: “We are grateful to Creative Scotland and PKC for giving us this opportunity to introduce Hazel and Josh to our collections.  It has been really rewarding seeing them become more and more engrossed in discovering the many and varied stories hidden away.  I genuinely believe there is something here to interest everyone.”

The project, funded by Creative Scotland through the Perth & Kinross Place Partnership, runs throughout the summer months, and will culminate in an exhibition in Perth Museum, opening in early October.