W05 The Life and Legacy of Hélöise Russell-Fergusson
Sun 7th April - 11:00am to 12:00 noon
Merchiston Workshops - Workshop Space
Tutor: Hélène Witcher - Brought up on the shores of Loch Lomond, Hélène studied at Stirling University before working with Scottish schools and colleges. On becoming a grandparent, she began to research the strange life of Héloïse Russell-Fergusson, an elusive aunt whom she had met only once. The deep desire to understand her, to get under her skin, and to interpret her personality led her into the Aladdin’s cave of local, national and global archives and onto the doorsteps of strangers who had known Hélöise.