Bridgescapes – an illustrated talk by Bruce Keith
Tuesday, November 12 @ 10:00 - 12:00
Bruce Keith has recently written and published a book, “Bridgescapes”.
He writes – “Bridgescapes” is a personal journey through history, celebrating Scotland’s bridge building heritage. It is primarily aimed at promoting Scotland and intended for those with an interest in Scottish history and geography – its people and its landscape. With the opening of the Queensferry Crossing in September 2017, it is apposite to celebrate the long and illustrious history of bridges within Scotland and the contribution Scottish engineers have made to bridges around the globe. Many of these are significant engineering achievements. Many of the iconic bridges in Perthshire are featured in “Bridgescapes”.
Bruce Keith is a surveyor and environmentalist, having started his professional career working on several Perthshire and Aberdeenshire estates and in Edinburgh with the Department of Agriculture. Bruce moved to England in 1996 as Chief Surveyor with English Nature but kept his Scottish connections, retiring five years ago as Head of Property at SSE. Bruce’s interest in bridges stems from his childhood. His passion for Scottish history, geography and landscape is a recurring theme, captured in “Bridgescapes”.
In addition to completing his book, Bruce has spent his retirement as an ambassador for the sustainable use of water resources globally, and, as President of his professional institution last year, (The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM)), has travelled extensively from New Zealand to Finland via Africa.