Writer Stephen Rutt takes Flight
We are delighted to welcome writer and amateur naturalist, as well as RBC staff member, to talk about his first book, _The Seafarers_ as part of this year’s Book Week Scotland. _The Seafarers_ is a portrait of lives lived largely on the wing and at sea, or else seasonally tied to some of the most remote and stony outposts of the British archipelago.
Stephen will intersperse readings from his awarding winning debut book with screenings of two films he has selected. _The Private Life of the Gannets_ (1934, 15 mins) is one of the first nature documentaries, produced by Alexander Korda about a colony of Northern Gannets on a small rocky island off the coast of Pembrokeshire. _The Guga Hunters Of Ness_ (2011, 60 mins) is a more recent, even-handed BBC documentary about a controversial annual seabird hunt for guga, the meat of the young gannets on Sula Sgeir, a desolate island 40 miles off the Isle of Lewis in the North Atlantic.
Recommended age 12+
Tickets on a sliding scale:£5 / £3 / £2 / Free
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