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Event Series Event Series: Author Event: Maura McRobbie

Author Event: Maura McRobbie

July 13, 2023 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

‘Vikings and Skylarks on Cumbrae’ author, Maura McRobbie will read excerpts from her book telling how the Vikings lived in peace with the Scots on the west of Scotland long before the Battle of Largs in 1263.

Based on real life events Maura will introduce the main characters: Moranna, a young Scots girl and Sten, a Viking boy living on the island of Cumbrae.

Activities will include:
• identifying the Ayrshire coast and the islands of Arran, Bute and Cumbrae
• developing dialogue and scripts between a Scots girl and a Viking boy;
• investigating the run up to the Battle of Largs and the Viking legacy;
• designing a Norse/Scots book illustration.

6-12 years (smaller siblings welcome to attend)

Free pre-booked tickets. 15 spaces per session.

Maura’s books will be available to buy in our gift shop and she will also have Teacher’s notes available to purchase.



July 13, 2023
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM


Scottish Maritime Museum – Irvine
Linthouse Building, Harbour Road
Irvine, Ayrshire KA12 8BT United Kingdom
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