Two weeks of events are planned to explore Scotland’s remarkable relationship with the Arctic and the threat to the region from climate change. 'Scotland and the Arctic: A Conversation' involves a wide range of inspiring activities in and around Dumfries. It will be the largest event organised by A Year of Conversation 2019, whose Creative Director is Dumfries poet Tom Pow, and is timed to coincide with the annual migration of Barnacle Geese from the Arctic to south west Scotland.
Co-presented with The Scottish International Storytelling Festival, the festival includes storytelling events, a Wild Goose Weekend, a film festival, children’s events, photography and film. There will also be a day of conversation about Scotland and the Arctic, featuring storytellers, poets, naturalists and academics, as part of Glasgow University’s marking 50 years in Dumfries.