Pete Irvine may be known as the man who first brought us Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, but he is also an author. SCOTLAND THE BEST 100 Places is an eclectic and very personal mix of the most beautiful and interesting places across Scotland. The paperback edition was published earlier in the year, and it is full of wonderful photos, making it the must More...

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By Nigel Duncan On Sunday, May 21st, 2017

Entries open for creative writing prize

The Young Walter Scott Prize (YWSP), the UK’s only creative writing prize for young people dedicated to historical fiction, is open for entries. Budding young historical novelists aged between 11 and 19 have until More...

By Nigel Duncan On Saturday, May 13th, 2017

Hundreds of free events during Bookbug Week

Celebrating the joy of books and rhymes is what organisers of the nationwide book festival are looking for Bookbug Week, an annual celebration of Scotland’s national book gifting programme, takes place between More...

By Mike Smith On Monday, May 1st, 2017

Feeling Called Love – A Book by John Kruse

Reformed Scottish punk pioneers, The Skids, play the Liquid Room in Edinburgh next Friday May 5th.  To celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the band and of the spread of punk across Britain, writer and music More...

By John Hislop On Thursday, April 27th, 2017

So this is what Bob Skinner (Britain’s toughest cop) looks like

A portrait depicting fictional Edinburgh based detective Bob Skinner by award winning artist Aine Divine has been unveiled to mark the launch of Quintin Jardine’s latest novel, ‘Game Over’, the 27th in More...

By Nigel Duncan On Monday, April 24th, 2017

Three Edinburgh pubs feature in new publication

Three Edinburgh pubs are celebrated as traditional coaching inns of historical significance in the latest publication from the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA). Historic Coaching Inns of the Great North by beer writer More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Books – Event at The Edinburgh Bookshop on 19 April

Author Ronan Ryan is visiting The Edinburgh Bookshop on 19 April for an event beginning at 7pm. The Irish writer has just penned a book which is getting rave reviews, The Fractured Life of Jimmy Dice. It is described More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

National Library announces new Muriel Spark post

It will be the centenary of Dame Muriel Spark’s birth on 1 February 2018 when her life and work will be celebrated as one of Scotland’s finest authors. Perhaps best known for The Prime of Miss Jean More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Engaging Libraries has money for innovation in libraries

Public libraries across Scotland urged to apply to £150k programme Programme will support health & wellbeing projects Up to 10 public libraries across UK set to benefit A new £150k programme, Engaging Libraries, More...

By Nigel Duncan On Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Tasty tales writing project is launched

Mary Contini who is taking part in the initiative Scottish Book Trust has launched a writing project to encourage people to share true stories of life and food. A selection of the best submissions to be published More...