John Jackson: Arran in books, from the 18th century to the present: Thursday 10th January 2019

John Jackson has had a long connection with Arran beginning with family holidays as a boy and continuing now as member of the board of the Sannox Christian Centre. His visits to Arran developed an interest in books about the island which in turn led to the creation of one of the largest private collections on this subject. 

At the meeting, John will describe his collection and use some of the books to illustrate the historical development of geology, the clearances, and tourism and holidaymaking.

John Jackson with some of his book collection at the Society's
Members' Night, 15 February 2018. (© I.S. Ruddock)

Evening meetings of the Society are at 7.30 pm in the Park Centre, 45 Kerr Street, Kirkintilloch, G66 1LF. The annual membership subscription is £10; visitors are welcome at all of the Society's activities with a donation of £3.