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7th August 2011: A Short History of Skiing in Scotland by Patrick D. Whelan

During the Edinburgh International Festival of August 2012 twenty two talks were given at Leith on the Fringe at the Out of the Blue venue.  They were free and open to everyone

Name of speaker and subject:

Patrick D. Whelan

Title of talk:

A Short History of Skiing in Scotland

leith on the fringe

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:

Snowsport Scotland

Munro Madness

Winterhighland

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 !

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