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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

24th October 2014, Dundee:

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 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.

23rd - 26th October 2014, Orkney:

The annual Orkney Storytelling Festival is now firmly established in the Orkney calendar.

30th October 2014, Peebles:

Leading landscape photographer Colin Prior explores his Scottish work, as well as taking us on a journey to some of the remoter parts of the world.

29th October - 1st November 2014, Isle of Lewis:

Faclan this year has as its theme The Past is a Foreign Country.

24th October - 2nd November 2014, Edinburgh:

Edinburgh will be filled with stories, music, laughter and tall tales this autumn as the Scottish International Storytelling Festival returns from 24 October – 2 November.

6th November 2014, Edinburgh:

Well-known singer, actress and storyteller Dolina Maclennan launches her autobiography, written in conversation with Jim Gilchrist and Stuart Edymann.

11th November 2014, Edinburgh:

On Armistice Day we are delighted to host an evening of songs and poems on war, remembrance and protest.

13th November 2014, Edinburgh:

Join storyteller Peter Snow for an evening of Robert Louis Stevenson stories on the anniversary of his birth.

13th - 16th November 2014, Shetland:

Shetland’s annual book festival is back again featuring writers of local, national and international renown.

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