Maybole Historical Society’s next meeting will be held in the Lesser Town Hall, Maybole on Monday September 7 at 7.30pm.
The speaker will be Chris Waddell and his topic is “Ae Spark o’ Nature’s Fire” which examines Burns’ nature poetry.
Chris works for the National Trust for Scotland as Learning Manager at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, a post held since February 2013.
Prior to this, between 2007 and 2013, he worked for National Museums Scotland at the National Museum of Rural Life; Wester Kittochside near East Kilbride (which happens to be his home town).
Before that, he was Senior Park Ranger with Cheltenham Borough Council in the Cotswolds which came immediately after gaining his Honours Degree in Countryside Management here in Ayrshire at the Scottish Agricultural College’s Auchincruive campus.
Chris has a strong interest in Scottish and rural history, Scots language and literature.