Almost exactly half way between Glasgow and Edinburgh lies Shotts, a town with a population of eight thousand, eight hundred and forty, which was known for its mining and ironworks. In its most prosperous years there were twenty two coal mines in the area providing consistent employment for the majority of the residents. The last of these coal mines closed in the 1960s.
Having been born in Shotts but raised in a neighbouring area, Erin would return to her birth town only to visit relatives. This, henceforth, presented her with a unique viewpoint; one of someone who is not quite a member of the community but not quite an outsider. Erin's intention within Bon Accord is to acknowledge the towns post-industrial decline without dwelling upon on it. She felt it important to convey, through the voices of those who know it best, how the strong sense of community spirit overthrows the unavoidably bleak landscape as the towns most defining characteristic.