Robert Ritchie’s talk at our 28th Feb 2019 meeting has the title "Peter Mac Dougal : Kenspeckle, Stirling schoolmaster, traveller and author.”
Robert writes: Peter MacDougal, 1761-1851, was Master of the Writing and Mathematical School in Stirling for 55 years. Patie, as he was familiarly known, was a kenspeckle figure, idiosyncratic, pugnacious, strict disciplinarian, renowned for his "conviviality", but also a devout man who held Gaelic services in his school-room for 25 years. He was the author of various textbooks and teachers guides – on Geography, Arithmetic, and Book-keeping – and acquired a reputation more than local for his teaching of writing and commercial subjects (and navigation). His pupils attained positions in business, military and marine employment in Britain and around the world. Many of them have left us their recollections of him.
The meeting is at 19.30 in the Smith Art Gallery and Museum. All welcome. Members Free, Visitors £2 50.
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