My colleague and I had the pleasure of welcoming a group from Stirling to the National Library of Scotland yesterday. The visitors were from a community group and were interested the history of Stirling and also food related materials published during the world wars.
They enjoyed visiting our exhibition on the history of food and drink in Scotland and also the tour of the library; seeing behind the scenes. We rounded off their visit by looking at the material that we had selected for them from our vast collections. One of the items turned out to be particularly relevant to one lady. From Castle Rock to Torbrex: essays on the High Schools of Stirling by Jessie M Thomson and Charles Strachan. The book is a history of the High School as it moved from the old building in Spittal Street to a new one in Torbrex. Jessie Thomson had been this lady’s English teacher although apparently she had a passion for Scottish history and needed little encouragement to teach them a great deal about Scottish history as well as English. There is something for everyone at the National Library of Scotland. Visit us on line or in person.