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Talks and book festivals in Scotland

Scottish literature has a long and distinguished history. It includes some of the most widely read classics of all times, from Ossian and J M Barrie to Robert Louis Stevenson and Conan Doyle, as well as works from internationally acclaimed contemporary writers such as Muriel Spark, Irvine Welsh, Alexander McCall Smith and J K Rowling. Scotland’s distinguished position in the literary world continues to develop, and literary art is celebrated throughout the year with a variety of events including book festivals, readings and creative workshops. 


activity highlights

2nd October 2014, Glasgow:

The team behind Reel Festivals (Reel Syria, Reel Iraq and Reel Afghanistan) invite you to join them to usher in a new era as they shed their ’Reel’ and become Highlight Arts.

26th September - 5th October 2014, Wigtown:

A book-lover’s haven, Wigtown is home to many book shops, book dealers, publishers and book-related business.

4th & 5th October 2014, Islay:

Founded in 2006, this small, local book festival provides programmes for adults and children.

7th October 2014, Fife:

An evening with Ryder Cup golfing legend Tony Jacklin, hosted by snooker legend Willie Thorne and followed by a meet and greet with the pair in the Cafe bar.

8th October 2014, Ayr:

Following five critically acclaimed successive tours, Ayrshire’s own touring theatre company, Borderline Theatre Co, have made The Ayr Gaiety their new base.

14th October 2014, Edinburgh:
The ever-popular Speakeasy returns with a cross section of exciting performers, hosted by Jo Caulfield.

16th October 2014, Edinburgh:

An enjoyable afternoon of stories and music in the relaxed setting of the Storytelling Court.

17th October 2014, Edinburgh:

An evening of stories from apprentice storytellers on the themes of Home and a Sense of Place, as an appetiser ahead of the Storytelling Festival.

21st October 2014, Inverness:

Join Gordon Buchanan, the highly acclaimed wildlife cameraman and presenter as he hosts an evening of exciting personal recollections, and lets you into his world of weird, wild and wonderful wildlife.

22nd - 26th October 2014, Dundee:

As the Dundee Literary Festival has grown over the years, so has the excitement surrounding the cultural scene in Dundee.

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