7th August 2011: A Short History of Skiing in Scotland by Patrick D. Whelan
Name of speaker and subject:
Patrick D. Whelan
Title of talk:
A Short History of Skiing in Scotland
Bullet points of what you would like to cover:
- Free Skiing – What is it ?
- Why it happened in working class communities
Websites and / or texts where further information may be found:
A few words about you and your passion:
Free skiing is a ‘state of mind’ and a reality. Through sharing resources and expertise to find out how we can come together to make free skiing happen we can enjoy the mountains in winter.
A few lines about the history of your subject:
Scotland and Norway have strong historical links both socially and economically, and through this we learnt of skiing for personal transport. The Scots took this on board and developed their own ethos and style leading to the international standards for skiing !