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The manufacture of salt from sea water is one of Scotland’s oldest industries. At one time the smoke and steam from clusters of saltpans were a common sight on the Scottish coast. This talk will trace the history of this largely forgotten industry and its slave-like workers.
Professor Christopher A Whatley OBE, was the author of the first book on the Scottish salt industry (1987), and has written many more, including The Scots and the Union (2006), Immortal Memory: Burns and the Scottish People (2016) and Pabay: An Island Odyssey (2019).