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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. 


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9th April 2014, Edinburgh:

In 1964, Peter Higgs hypothesised the existence of a special particle - a boson that gives mass to everything in the universe.

23rd April 2014, West Lothian:

Listen to a reading by our special invited guest, pick up some free books and find out more about your local library at this special event to celebrate World Book Night.

 26th & 27th April 2014, Colonsay:

The third Colonsay Book Festival is being held in April 2014.

29th April 2014, Edinburgh:

TV’s baking star Paul Hollywood brings his first ever live show to the UK in 2014.

30th April 2014, Peebles:

Phil Mack is one of Scotland’s most experienced Sports Physiotherapists & Sports Scientists.

30th April 2014, Glasgow:

See Great British Bake Off star Paul Hollywood demonstrate recipes, reveal some of the secrets of being a TV chef and take the audience on a journey through his life in baking.

2nd May 2014, Peebles:

Alexander McCall Smith will give a talk in aid of the John Buchan Story Museum in Peebles.

2nd May 2014, Highlands:

Described by the press as ’the most sophisticated drugs baron of all time’, Howard Marks is the writer of the best-selling autobiography Mr Nice.

9th - 11th May 2014, Ayrshire:

Acclaimed authors celebrate the art of memoir and biography.

9th - 11th May 2014, Highlands

This annual book festival attracts writers from the Highlands, other parts of Scotland, and indeed the rest of the world.

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