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Michael Meighan

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Contact: michaelmeighan2@gmail.com
Local authority: Edinburgh City
Languages: English
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I am very proud of my first couple of books about Glasgow: Glasgow Smells and Glasgow Smells Better! While these were humorous in approach, I also wanted to produce a more serious one about my passion, the industries around which I was brought up and which no longer exist to the extent that they once did. I am very proud of Scotland's Lost Industries that covers the rise and fall of industries in Scotland.

Glasgow Central Station is where I spent a lot of my childhood as a train spotter and it was a privilege to write Glasgow Central Station Through Time. This was followed up by Edinburgh Waverley Station Through Time and The Forth Bridges Through Time. Glasgow - A History has been well received and more recent books are Glasgow in 50 Buildings and A-Z of Glasgow: Places-People-History. I am now working on Scotland Remembered. This is a journey through Scotland's history as represented by the memorials and monuments throughout the country.

I am available for talks on Scottish industrial history or about Scottish industry, or indeed about writing. Past talks have included Aye Write!, the Portobello Book Festival and HMP Shotts.

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Panel event; Performance; Reading; Talk; Workshop; Professional development, CLPL or CPD; Chairing events

Audience can work with

Adult learners; Intergenerational learning; Prisoners & young offenders

Topics of work

Biography & memoir; History; Travel writing; Urban communities

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Audience size

11-30; 31-100; 100-500; 500+