Anne Russell and the Garrell Vale Optimists Group: "The Kilsyth Quilt": Thursday 4th February 2016

Kilsyth Historic Quilt was created by the Optimists Group at Garrell Vale Community Centre. The panels in the quilt illustrate historical events and locations in the surrounding district. The quilt will be brought along to the meeting where Anne Russell and members of the Group will describe it and the background to the project during their presentation.

The Kilsyth Quilt (© Cumbernauld News)

Ivan Ruddock

The award of Alexander Bain's Emmy and associated press coverage

The posthumous presentation of an Emmy to Alexander Bain (1810-77) took place in Las Vegas on 8th January 2016 during the 67th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards ceremony held as part of the Consumer Electronics Show. The acceptance of the award by the Leader of East Dunbartonshire Council, Mrs Rhondda Geekie, can be viewed here on YouTube.

The role played by Kirkintilloch and District Society of Antiquaries was highlighted in much of the associated news coverage, including the following:

BBC News
The Scotsman
The Herald
Glasgow Evening Times
Kirkintilloch Herald
Milngavie & Bearsden Herald

An interview with the Society's President, Ivan Ruddock, was included in BBC 1 Scotland's "Reporting Scotland" on Thursday afternoon, 7th January and BBC Radio Scotland's "Good Morning Scotland" on Thursday 7th January and Sunday 10th January.

Ivan Ruddock

Kirkintilloch on the BBC again?: Update on Alexander Bain's Emmy

The posthumous award by the United States National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences of an Emmy to Alexander Bain was reported on this blog on 2nd September 2015. This was in recognition of his 1843 invention of image scanning and transmission that was fundamental to the subsequent development of television.

With the presentation taking place during the 67th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards in Las Vegas on Friday 8th January 2016, BBC Scotland is planning to broadcast news of the event in Reporting Scotland some time in the week beginning Monday 4th January 2016; it is already on the BBC's website at this link. Kirkintilloch, as Alexander Bain's last resting place, and the Antiquaries are both highlighted.

The Emmy 
(© National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences)
Alexander Bain in 1876 (© IET)

Ivan Ruddock