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Annie Inglis - Aberdeen Author - The Adventures Of Hannah And The Garden Gate


Annie Inglis lived in Old Aberdeen and was a drama lecturer at Aberdeen College of Education.


At the age of 83 she wrote her first book called The Adventures Of Hannah And The Garden Gate. The main character is a naughty little girl called Hannah and the books depict her antics. The series will include local Aberdeenshire attractions such as the Duthie Park.



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Nicola Moir, a designer, illustrated the books.


Annie Inglis was also a poet and has directed plays in the local area. She also did workshops in performing arts and drama for local groups such as the Aberdeen Arts Centre, the Castlegate Theatre Group and the Attic Theatre Group. She was the chairwoman of Castlegate Arts.

Annie Inglis created the Aberdeen Summer Arts Carnival.

The fond nickname of Annie Inglis was Aberdeen's First Lady of Drama.

In 1989 Annie Inglis was awarded the Aberdeen City Council Woman of the Year.

In 1990 Annie Inglis was awarded the Help The Aged Tunstall Golden Award for her work with children. This was presented to her by Princess Diana.

In the December 2007 New Year's Honours list Annie Inglis was made an MBE (Member of British Empire).

In 1990 Annie Inglis was awarded the Help The Aged Tunstall Golden Award for her work with children. This was presented to her by Princess Diana.

Annie Inglis died on 1 April 2010. She was survived by her Son (Jonathan) and daughter (Valerie). Her funeral was held at St Margaret of Scotland Episcopal Church, the Gallowgate, where her last play, Everyman, was performed.

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