George Fraser, Mountaineer

Friday 12 October : 7.30pm

Sue Agnew

George Fraser, a mountaineer from Gatehouse of Fleet, died in 1959 on expedition in the Himalayas during an attempt on Ama Dablam, one of the most beautiful peaks in the Himalayas. George Fraser and his climbing partner Mike Harris were last seen through swirling mists moving strongly toward the summit, having apparently overcome the last difficult steps. They were not seen again ...

William Nicholson: The Borgue Piper and Poet

Friday October 19th : 7.30pm

With pipers Jock Agnew and David Hannay, and readings by Mike Duguid.

William Nicholson (1782–1849) was born in Borgue. He was also known variously as "The Bard of Galloway" and the itinerant singer "Wandering Wull". His best writing makes distinctive use of his native Scots language and many of his works are in the form of song. He is probably best remembered today for "The Brownie of Blednoch".

Admission Free