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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

23rd May 2015, Aberdeen:

James Kelman is the most influential Scottish writer of his generation.

23rd May 2015, Aberdeen:

Carol Anne Duffy, Liz Lochhead and Gillian Clarke with music by John Sampson.

2nd June 2015, Glasgow:

All of Us is a bold new night of (mostly) true storytelling.

2nd June 2015, Dundee:

Jennifer Barnes explores the story of Laurence Olivier’s unmade Shakespeare film, Macbeth.

28th June 2015, Aberdeen:

In A Life at the Limits, long-time friend and expedition partner Anton Bowring leads Sir Ranulph Fiennes on a personal journey as they discuss his life, from his ancestral heritage to the present day.

22nd & 23rd August 2015, Scottish Borders:

Writers, speakers, politicians and performers come together from all over the world for the Beyond Borders International Festival of Literature & Thought.

15th - 31st August 2015, Edinburgh:

Each year the Edinburgh International Book Festival attracts around 200,000 visitors for what is the world’s largest public celebration of the written word.

1st - 6th September 2015, Nairn:

This annual festival is one of the premier book and arts events in Scotland.

25th September - 4th October 2015, Wigtown:

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

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