Nordic House with Lesley Riddoch
Award-winning journalist, commentator and broadcaster Lesley Riddoch will take guests on a guided tour of the new Nordic House exhibition in the Local and Family History department at Perth’s AK Bell Library on Thursday 2nd February 6-8pm. This is a unique chance to hear more about the exhibition’s origins and contributors from its director Lesley Riddoch in an informal setting.
Nordic House was first unveiled in July 2015 at the Storytelling Centre on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. Exploring the links between Scotland and the Nordic nations, it showcases wild Arctic seascapes, Icelandic lava fields, Denmark’s oldest allotment gardens, women fishing on the Baltic, and a subsidence-threatened Swedish mining town. Lesley Riddoch is a great admirer of the Nordic way of life. She co-founded the think tank, Nordic Horizons, with Scottish Government funding in 2010. This project brought Nordic experts and specialists to Scotland to share social policy insights and experiences.
Lesley studied for a PhD with Strathclyde and Oslo universities comparing the cabin traditions of Norway and Scotland. Her book ‘Blossom: What Scotland Needs To Flourish’ also explores how the Nordic nations manage to attain top places in international league tables of productivity, wellbeing, health and GDP.