The Changing Face of Scotland

Festival Marquee
Sun 23 Sep
13:30
£9.00

In 1998, Wigtown became Scotland’s Book Town and the Scotland Act established a devolved parliament in Edinburgh. Two decades of transformation have followed. So has the nation lived up to Alasdair Gray’s exhortation, etched into the stone of Holyrood: “Work as if you live in the early days of a better nation”? Who better to ask than writers? Our panel includes novelists Candia McWilliam (Debatable Land) and James Robertson (And the Land Lay Still) and children’s author and illustrator Vivian French (winner of the Scottish Book Trust Outstanding Achievement Award). Chaired by Stuart Kelly. [210]

 

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