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Find inspiration and motivation at Scotland’s creative writing retreats

by November 18, 2014

From home-grown talents such as Robert Burns and Muriel Spark to global bestsellers including Shakespeare, Hergé and J. K. Rowling,...

Get reading for Book Week Scotland 2014

by November 6, 2014

I wouldn’t normally recommend getting lost when you’re in Scotland, but I’ll make an exception for Book Week. Taking place...

10 things to do with your extra hour this Sunday

by October 24, 2014

The clocks go back at 2 am this Sunday – hurrah! We all made it through the spring-time clock change when...

Literary tales from Scotland’s pubs and bars

by August 28, 2014

William Faulkner once said, “The tools I need for my work are paper, tobacco, food, and a little whisky.” If...

An interview with… Peter May

by August 12, 2014

Peter May has had a fascinating career, from his early days dreaming of becoming a novelist, to his current position...

Comics, quizzes and cosplay at Glasgow Comic Con 2014

by July 1, 2014

If the words “jings”, “crivens” and “help ma Boab” mean anything to you, you’ll know that comics have been an important...

Catch Frankie Boyle, Eleanor Catton and many more at Glasgow’s Aye Write! Book Festival

by March 31, 2014

  Aye Write! – perhaps the best-named of all the Scottish book festivals – returns to Glasgow’s Mitchell Library on...

House and garden that inspired JM Barrie is brought back to life

by March 7, 2014

Many historic buildings are lost in the UK as they fall into ruin, but in the town of Dumfries, one...

Fife gets poetic with StAnza International Poetry Festival

by February 28, 2014

StAnza, Scotland’s International Poetry Festival, returns from 5 – 9 March with a brand new programme of poetry, music, drama...

Discover Scott’s Scotland as Waverley turns 200

by January 15, 2014

Whether you’ve read Waverley, or even heard of it, this historical novel has probably affected the way you think about...

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