Book Week Scotland: Five Events Celebrating Scots

Book Week Scotland: Five Events Celebrating Scots
Category: Reading

Our annual celebration of books, writers and readers includes contributions from all over the world, but that’s not to say we dinnae like shoutin’ about  buiks closer to hame and all. Treat yerself tae some stoatin events celebratin' Scotland's mither tongue durin' Book Week Scotland the year!


Shakespeare in Scots

Monday 23 November, 10:30 - 12:00, Bettie Books & Cafe, Wigtown

John Burns from Dalbeattie, transcribed the dialogue of two Shakespeare plays into broad Scots. Find out why and hear excerpts from A Mid Summer Nicht's Dreme as well as some of his own work.


Lovely Literary Afternoons: Scots, English and Gaelic Authors

Wednesday 25 November, 14:00 - 16:00, Glen Mhor Hotel, Inverness

Escape from the November chill to hear Scots, English and Gaelic authors read from their published work at a welcoming event organised by the Federation of Writers (Scotland).


Tae Boldly Gang

Friday 27 November, 19:30 - 20:30, Old Library Centre, Shetland

Warm up your imagination at a Scots/Shetland dialect writing workshop with a Science Fiction spin. Author Matthew Fitt will be encouraging  you tae boldly gang intae ooter space or a warld nae as we ken it.


James Robertson: Scotland's Man for All Seasons

Saturday 28 November, 11:30 - 12:30, Cover Burgh Hall

Acclaimed author and publisher James Robertson talks about life, literature, and blethering in Scots in conversation with Ruth Wishart – the perfect pre-lunch treat.


Afternoon Tea and Scottish Tales

Saturday 28 November, 14:00 - 16:00, The Gibson Craig Halls, Edinburgh

What could be better on a wintry Edinburgh afternoon than getting together with your neighbours for a cuppa and a guid Scots tale or twa? Enjoy stories, music, cakes and biscuits with a deliciously Scottish flavour. 


Scots nae yer cup o'tea?

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