Murdo to give lecture at Blackwatch Museum

MSP turned historian, Murdo Fraser, is set to give a lecture on his recent book on the Scottish Civil War of 1644-45 at Perth’s Black Watch Museum on Thursday the 19th of January.

Although more accustomed to lecturing his political opponents Murdo will take time to narrate the story behind the personalities and relationships involved in Scotland’s bloody civil war.

Murdo spent several years, in between raising a family and representing his constituents, researching and writing “The Rivals: Montrose and Argyll and the struggle for Scotland” before it was released in October 2015.

The lecture will take place at Perth’s Black Watch Museum between 7pm and 830pm on Thursday the 19th of January.

Tickets, including a drinks reception, are available from the Museum website online priced at £9 for non-members and £7 for friends.

Commenting Murdo Fraser MSP said:

“Perth’s recently refurbished Black Watch museum is a fantastic venue and it will be a pleasure to give a talk on my book ‘the Rivals: Montrose and Argyll and the struggle for Scotland’.

“The relationship between Argyll and Montrose shaped the Civil War and I look forward to being able to describe the events, personalities and relationships involved in this conflict.

“Politics has changed a lot in 400 years and the price of failure is no longer met at the Maiden but there is a certain parallel between what happened in the 17th century and modern day constitutional politics.”

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