Teens invited to next Fife Talks lecture

Professor Tom Devine who will be delivering the second in the 'Fife Talks' series
Professor Tom Devine who will be delivering the second in the 'Fife Talks' series

YOUNGSTERS who will have first vote in the referendum on Scotland’s future are being invited to a lecture series given in Kirkcaldy.

Kirkcaldy MP Gordon Brown has teamed up with Professor Tom Devine of Edinburgh University who will give a lecture on ‘The Reinvention of Scotland’ on Thursday December 13 in the Glebe Park Neighbourhood Centre, the second in the ‘Fife Talks’ series.

Mr Brown said: “The Fife series is taking the debate on Scotland’s future into local communities.

“At our first event over 250 attended Templehall Community Centre on a Saturday morning.

“Now in the second lecture we are making a virtue of inviting 14, 15, 16 and 17 year olds, who will vote for the first time, to hear Professor Devine, the foremost historian of Scotland, who has agreed to come to Kirkcaldy.

“For too long the debate about Scotland’s future has been about process, procedures and personalities.’

“We want to debate Scotland’s future from first principles, Professor Devine is an ideal speaker.

“Future speakers will include leading Scottish historians and experts on the constitution.

“The aim is to help young people ask the questions they want to know about Scotland’s future.

“I hope many young people will be encouraged to attend. They will be made especially welcome at this talk, the first event where 14 years olds who will have the vote are being specifically invited.”

Places are very limited and those wishing to attend must contact Rachael on (01592) 263792 or rachael.thomas@parliament.uk.