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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

5th March 2015, Inverness:

Join Saba Douglas-Hamilton, the highly acclaimed elephant conservationist and wildlife TV presenter of “This Wild Life” and “Big Cat Diaries”, for an evening of exciting animal stories and intimate behind-the-scenes tales of life in Kenya with her young family.

6th March 2015, Edinburgh:

Many stories from oral tradition all across the globe are now available through print and electronic media.

6th March 2015, Edinburgh:

Storyteller David Campbell and cellist Wendy Weatherby come together in this joyous evocation of their fellow Celtic poet’s life and wit.

7th March 2015, Edinburgh:

Take the pulse of storytelling development in Scotland today.

4th - 8th March 2015, St Andrews:

The only regular festival dedicated to poetry in Scotland, StAnza is international in outlook.

9th March 2015, Edinburgh:

Join Saba Douglas-Hamilton, the highly acclaimed elephant conservationist and wildlife TV presenter of “This Wild Life” and “Big Cat Diaries”, for an evening of exciting animal stories and intimate behind-the-scenes tales of life in Kenya with her young family.

10th March 2015, Aberdeen:

Chris Packham celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the Aberdeen and District RSPB Local Group with his talk "Tadpoles Not Included".

11th March 2015, Aberdeen:

Christopher Brookmyre made an immediate impact with his stunning debut novel Quite Ugly One Morning, gaining a cult following which has grown with each subsequent book.

12th March 2015, Edinburgh:

Join storyteller Ruth Kirkpatrick, whose ‘sheroes’ include Billie Jean King, Mo Mowlem, Grace Darling and her Great Granny, for an evening celebrating great heroines.

12th March 2015, Dundee:

Join Curator of Early History at The McManus, Christina Donald, as she discusses some of the highlights of the British Museum’s ‘Roman Empire: Power & People’ exhibition.


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