Library Adult Event - Meet the Author

Thursday 28th November 2013 - 6pm to 7pm at Kirkcudbright Library

Come and meet Jayne Baldwin, Author of 'Mary Timney: the Road to the Gallows'. The story of the last woman to be publicly hanged in Scotland.

Ann Hannah had made no secret of her dislike for her young neighbour Mary Timney, she'd even urged her brother to evict the family from the tiny farm cottage that stood by a lonely road running through the Galloway hills in south west Scotland. When Ann was discovered dying from horrific head injuries the whispered accusations of her family and friends would lead to Mary's immediate arrest and subsequent trial and execution in Dumfries in April 1862.

Journalist Jayne Baldwin discovers why the community that had, at first, condemned her as a monster later tried to save the young mother from the gallows and how Mary Timney became the last woman to be publicly hanged in Scotland.

The event is free and all are welcome.