Grantown Museum in Moray is hosting a series of events to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Maurice Walsh's novel 'A Key Above the Door' as part of Scotland's Year of Stories.
On 9 September (6.30pm), artist and historian Dr Charles Fletcher will give a talk on the history of the abandoned crofts that lie on the high grounds of Dava Moor between Grantown and Forres, where ‘A Key above the Door’ is set. Discover a dark past intertwined with stories from lives spent on a beautiful but unforgiving moor.
Enjoy a coffee morning with readings from ‘A Key Above the Door’ and recollections of life on Dava Moor on Saturday 10 September (10.30am). Relax and listen to these fascinating tales whilst enjoying your elevenses!
Join Dr Charles Fletcher and curator Dan Cottam on Sunday 11 September (11.30am) for a walk into the past on Dava Moor. The stories of the landscape and the people who lived on the moor will be told as you journey to find the scene of the crime where Walsh begins his iconic tale…