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Find inspiration and motivation at Scotland's creative writing retreats

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

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

Sunset Song takes centre stage to mark the WW1 Centenary

One of the most popular Scottish novels of all time, Sunset Song tells the gripping tale of Chris Guthrie, a...

Literary tales from Scotland's pubs and bars

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

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

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

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

Fife gets poetic with StAnza International Poetry Festival

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

New Year’s resolutions with a Scottish twist

With the year drawing to a close and Hogmanay just a few days away, no doubt many of us have...

See Lewis on screen in Katie Morag series

It’s not often that Generation Y gets excited about kids’ TV (though I will freely admit I still watch Pingu...

Outlander – Scotland’s answer to Game of Thrones

If, like me, you’re a fan of the fantasy drama Game of Thrones or simply love Ronald D. Moore’s addictive...

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