At Summerhall – Writers Return

Join acclaimed authors Alan Bissett and Anne Donovan, along with poets William Letford and Ryan Van Winkle at Summerhall, Edinburgh, on 26 February for an evening of readings and reflection on how travel informs and inspires new writing.  Novelist and playwright Alan Bissett, novelist Anne Donovan, and poets William Letford and Ryan van Winkle will More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
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First World War diaries published

‘I was dressing the wounded in the trenches – enough said. Worse than Hell…’ That’s the recollection of ‘Frontline Medic’ Captain George Pirie who, as one of ‘Kitchener’s Army’, bravely volunteered More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, February 16th, 2015
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New book marks Iain Banks’ birthday

Today would have been Iain Banks’ 61st birthday and to mark the day a new joint collection of poetry by Banks and his friend and fellow author, Ken MacLeod has been published. Best known as a prolific writer More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, February 7th, 2015
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National Libraries Day 2015 is today! #NLD15

Treasures of the Library! Edinburgh Central Library, the city’s oldest and probably best-known, offers everything from a dedicated children’s library to an Edinburgh and Scottish Collection plus a packed More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, January 23rd, 2015
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Peter Ranscombe’s new book is based an old story

Peter Ranscombe is a freelance journalist and author living in Musselburgh. He previously worked for The Scotsman and Scottish Field but now his debut novel, an historical thriller called “Hare” has More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, January 14th, 2015
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Scottish Book Trust invite you to listen to the New Writers

The BAFTA nominations are out and the Golden Globes already won. Now it is the turn of the writers to take their place at the podium but not to make acceptance speeches, but to perform their own work – LIVE!  The More...

By John Hislop On Sunday, January 11th, 2015
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Final book of the Grace den Herder trilogy out today

The kindle edition of former Lothian and Borders’ detective Peter Ritchie’s latest book, ‘Red Sky in the Morning’ is now available to buy. Once again, Peter draws on his extensive police More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, December 7th, 2014
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Fairy Tale Exhibition at The Scottish Storytelling Centre

Floris Books launches exhibition of artwork from its Traditional Scottish Tales series Scottish folk and fairy tales provide the focus for a new exhibition opening this Thursday at the Scottish Storytelling Centre More...

By John Hislop On Thursday, November 27th, 2014
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Peter Ritchie book reading at Musselburgh Library on Saturday

Detective turned author Peter Ritchie will be reading from his latest book ‘Red Sky in the Morning’ as part of Book Week Scotland at Musselburgh Library this Saturday at 3pm. The book is the third in the Grace More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, November 24th, 2014
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Book Week Scotland 2014 – How to save our libraries

Today, on the first day of Book Week Scotland 2014, Marc Lambert, Director of Scottish Book Trust, has commented on the imminent threat to libraries in Scotland and what can be done to help save libraries at the More...