AS PART OF OUR EXHIBITION ‘THE WITCHING HOUR’, TOLBOOTH WILL HOST A PANEL DISCUSSION OUR WITCHING PAST AND PRESENT. THE EVENING WILL BE INFORMATIVE, BUT LIVELY DISCUSSION ON ALL THINGS WITCH RELATED.
The discussion will be chaired by Jennie Cook, who is a former Breakfast Radio Presenter for XFM, Galaxy & Capital FM. Jennie is currently Announcer Director for BBC Scotland, and producer / host of ‘The Snash’ Podcast (A Podcast about women, their stories and experiences. ‘Snash’ is Scots for ‘insolence’)
The panel will feature a variety of representatives from different fields, to ensure a fun and engaging evening –
Pam McNicol – Stirling’s Archivist
Jean Fowler– High Priestess of Wicca, Honorary Pagan Chaplain at Edinburgh University, Board member of Edinburgh Interfaith Association, and Council member of The Scottish Pagan Federation.
Dr Lizanne Henderson – Senior Lecturer in History, Heritage Management and Environmental Humanities at University of Glasgow, A cultural historian with research interests on the Scottish, European and African Witch-Hunts
Dr Murray Cook – Stirling’s Archaeologist: Murray has excavated sites from the Mesolithic to the Edwardian period. He has undertaken numerous excavations across the region and published over 40 books and articles.
The evening will begin a reception in the Gallery to peruse The Witching Hour exhibition, then we will move into the auditorium for a short talk from Pam McNicol who will give us an introduction to Stirling’s History of Witch Accusations, followed by our panel discussion – which will include a section for any questions from the audience.
7 – 9pm (Bar & Gallery remain open until 10:00)
£6 in advance, £8 on the door. Entry price includes a welcome drink in the gallery.