Talks & Lectures Events

View all the upcoming Talks & Lectures Events taking place throughout Edinburgh below or use the calendar to find Events taking place on a specific month or date.

Events in Edinburgh and the Lothians

Architecture Fringe: Closing Lecture

Architecture Fringe: Closing Lecture

23 July 2017
Sam Jacob and Cath Slessor explore and discuss the infrastructural state of architecture in a world context.
A Family Business

A Family Business

26 July 2017
Join us at City Art Centre as curator Helen Edwards will give an introduction to the Holyrood Glassworks.
Traditional Tales

Traditional Tales

26 July 2017
Listen to traditional tales from Scotland with some of our nation's best storytellers at Scottish Storytelling Centre.
The Lovett Dolls and Collecting Childhood

The Lovett Dolls and Collecting Childhood

27 July 2017
Curator Alice Sage talks about the extraordinary dolls and toys collected by Edwardian Edward Lovett on his travels.
Traditional Tales

Traditional Tales

27 July 2017
Listen to traditional tales from Scotland with some of our nation's best storytellers at Scottish Storytelling Centre.
The Golden Stool - Britain’s Forgotten War in Asanteland, 1900

The Golden Stool - Britain’s Forgotten War in Asanteland, 1900

28 July 2017
Hear the true, bizarre story of Britain’s Forgotten War in Asanteland, one of the lesser known colonial conflicts.
Traditional Tales

Traditional Tales

28 July 2017
Listen to traditional tales from Scotland with some of our nation's best storytellers at Scottish Storytelling Centre.
Newhaven: A Unique Fishing Village

Newhaven: A Unique Fishing Village

02 August 2017
Come along to City Art Centre on 2nd August for an insight into one of Edinburgh’s most historic villages, Newhaven!
Bill Martin: The Stories Behind the Songs

Bill Martin: The Stories Behind the Songs

04 August 2017 - 27 August 2017
Edinburgh New Town
Bill Martin MBE will be appearing at The Dome during the Fringe, telling the stories behind the songs that he wrote.
Just Festival Pulpit

Just Festival Pulpit

06 August 2017
Come and join us at St John's Festival Pulpit to hear voices from inside and outside the church.
Dads in Adversity

Dads in Adversity

07 August 2017
A conversation on the play “Being a Dad", its continuing impact and the changing role of fathers in Scotland today.
Inglis’ Amazon’s

Inglis’ Amazon’s

07 August 2017
Hear about the amazing pioneering work of Elsie Inglis and the Scottish Women's Hospitals during the First World War.
Traverse Festival: Talkfest 2017 - 7th August

Traverse Festival: Talkfest 2017 - 7th August

07 August 2017
Join Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland to explore what stimulates the artists behind this year’s Edinburgh Festivals.
Whisky, Ghosts and Sherlock Holmes at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Whisky, Ghosts and Sherlock Holmes at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

07 August 2017
Join whisky expert Charles MacLean & Sherlock author Bonnie MacBird for an evening of history, murder and a wee dram!
Bonnie MacBird in conversation with Kaite Welsh at Golden Hare Books

Bonnie MacBird in conversation with Kaite Welsh at Golden Hare Books

08 August 2017
Meet Bonnie MacBird for an evening of readings from her new book 'Unquiet Spirits' and a discussion with Kaite Welsh.
Changing Paths

Changing Paths

08 August 2017
Join our conversation to hear engaging, life-changing stories from people who decided to convert to another religion.
A Rare Talent

A Rare Talent

09 August 2017
David Patterson, Curatorial at City Art Centre, will examine the two works by artist Phoebe Anna Traquair.
Let Me ON Stage

Let Me ON Stage

09 August 2017
Drake Music Scotland talk about their campaign #LetMeONStage on giving people with disabilities a chance to perform.
Whisky, Ghosts and Sherlock Holmes at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Whisky, Ghosts and Sherlock Holmes at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

09 August 2017
Join whisky expert Charles MacLean & Sherlock author Bonnie MacBird for an evening of history, murder and a wee dram!
Empire State of Mind

Empire State of Mind

10 August 2017
This talk takes a look at methods and attitudes surrounding addressing the legacy of the British Empire in schools.
100 Years of Balfour

100 Years of Balfour

11 August 2017 - 19 August 2017
A dramatised reading of letters exchanged between the British, Palestinian and Zionist parties 100 years ago.
Whisky, Ghosts and Sherlock Holmes at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Whisky, Ghosts and Sherlock Holmes at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

11 August 2017
Join whisky expert Charles MacLean & Sherlock author Bonnie MacBird for an evening of history, murder and a wee dram!
Edinburgh International Book Festival - Afternoon Tea with.....

Edinburgh International Book Festival - Afternoon Tea with.....

12 August 2017 - 28 August 2017
Edinburgh New Town
Listen to a fabulous selection of Authors and tuck into a classic British afternoon tea, what more could you want?
Edinburgh International Book Festival - Amnesty International Imprisoned Writers Series

Edinburgh International Book Festival - Amnesty International Imprisoned Writers Series

12 August 2017 - 27 August 2017
Edinburgh New Town
Check out the Amnesty International Imprisoned Writers Series events that are on each day of the festival.
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes - Age of Political Earthquakes

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes - Age of Political Earthquakes

12 August 2017 - 28 August 2017
Edinburgh New Town
Age of Political Earthquakes - Authors from across the world share their insights of this year’s seismic shocks.
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes - India & Pakistan: 70 Years On

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes - India & Pakistan: 70 Years On

12 August 2017 - 28 August 2017
Edinburgh New Town
This series is explores the 70th anniversary of the Indian subcontinent’s independence from British rule.
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes - Reading the Final Chapter

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes - Reading the Final Chapter

12 August 2017 - 27 August 2017
Edinburgh New Town
This series explores death, one of the hardest things to deal with, a taboo we rarely fully explore.
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes - This Woman Can

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes - This Woman Can

12 August 2017 - 28 August 2017
Edinburgh New Town
This series is all about phenomenal women. Dynamic women who are taking (or have taken) on the world.
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes - Writing the City

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes - Writing the City

12 August 2017 - 24 August 2017
Edinburgh New Town
New Towns - we look back at the past, consider what it takes to make a town work and ask what the next 70 years holds.
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes:  Babble On - Spoken Word

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Babble On - Spoken Word

12 August 2017 - 23 August 2017
Edinburgh New Town
Babble On returns with performances from some of the best poets and spoken word artists from across the world.
Edinburgh Trams Old and New

Edinburgh Trams Old and New

12 August 2017
Come along to City Art Centre on 12th August for a talk on the History of trams in Edinburgh from 1871 onwards!
Magical Curses with Lari Don

Magical Curses with Lari Don

12 August 2017
Be spellbound as author Lari Don introduces the final book in the trilogy, The Witch's Guide to Magical Combat.
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes - Taking the Air

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes - Taking the Air

13 August 2017 - 25 August 2017
Edinburgh New Town
A series of truly fascinating events looking at sighing, singing, poetry, air quality and taking our last breath.
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Outriders

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Outriders

13 August 2017 - 15 August 2017
Edinburgh New Town
Five Scottish writers relate stories about the state of the Americas today after being sent over on epic jouneys.
Get Galloping with Clare Balding

Get Galloping with Clare Balding

13 August 2017
Horse-related hilarity as Clare Balding presents her debut book for children, The Racehorse Who Wouldn't Gallop.
Just Festival Pulpit

Just Festival Pulpit

13 August 2017
Come and join us at St John's Festival Pulpit to hear voices from inside and outside the church.
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes - Stripped 2017

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes - Stripped 2017

14 August 2017 - 26 August 2017
Edinburgh New Town
Comics, graphic novels and the writers and illustrators who create them are the focus of our popular Stripped strand.
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes - Visions of the Future

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes - Visions of the Future

14 August 2017 - 28 August 2017
Leading authors and public intellectuals consider the seismic shifts in society and how we can adapt in the future.
Prison Break

Prison Break

14 August 2017
A look at whether prisons are the best place to be sending offenders to. If not, what are the other options?
Traverse Festival: Talkfest 2017 - 14th August

Traverse Festival: Talkfest 2017 - 14th August

14 August 2017
Join Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland to explore what stimulates the artists behind this year’s Edinburgh Festivals.
Whisky, Ghosts and Sherlock Holmes at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Whisky, Ghosts and Sherlock Holmes at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

14 August 2017
Join whisky expert Charles MacLean & Sherlock author Bonnie MacBird for an evening of history, murder and a wee dram!
Winnie-the-Pooh’s Heffalump Hunt

Winnie-the-Pooh’s Heffalump Hunt

14 August 2017
Everyone's favourite bear is back in a new adventure. Join author Giles Andreae in this humorous, honey-filled event!
Edinburgh International Book Festival - Guest Selector: Ken MacLeod

Edinburgh International Book Festival - Guest Selector: Ken MacLeod

15 August 2017 - 17 August 2017
Various Locations Edinburgh
Acclaimed science fiction author Ken MacLeod brings leading SF, fantasy and horror writers to the Book Festival.
Hot Topical

Hot Topical

15 August 2017
Add your voice to the debate as we will discuss the most pertinent and immediate issues facing us all this August.
Secret Giants with David Litchfield

Secret Giants with David Litchfield

15 August 2017
Help David Litchfield spot the secret giant in the pages of his book, then learn how to draw your own humongous human.
Unquiet Spirits at Waterstones

Unquiet Spirits at Waterstones

15 August 2017
Waterstones welcomes Bonnie Macbird as she discusses her second original Sherlock Holmes adventures, Unquiet Spirits.
Faith in Ageing

Faith in Ageing

16 August 2017
This conversation will provide an opportunity to consider ageing from different cultural and faith perspectives.
Pet Problems with Adam Hargreaves

Pet Problems with Adam Hargreaves

16 August 2017
Hear Adam Hargreaves read from his very funny first book in his whimsical series, Molly Mischief: My Perfect Pet.
Whisky, Ghosts and Sherlock Holmes at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Whisky, Ghosts and Sherlock Holmes at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

16 August 2017
Join whisky expert Charles MacLean & Sherlock author Bonnie MacBird for an evening of history, murder and a wee dram!
Edinburgh International Book Festival - Guest Selector: Elif Shafak

Edinburgh International Book Festival - Guest Selector: Elif Shafak

17 August 2017 - 18 August 2017
Various Locations Edinburgh
Elif Shafak looks at the powerful relationship between fiction and the political world in which it is written.
Rebel Rebel

Rebel Rebel

17 August 2017
Join Dr Mark Taubert as he talks about life in his various NHS and hospice work settings after David Bowie's death.
The Quaint and Picturesque Street: Old Eindburgh at the 1886 International Exhibition

The Quaint and Picturesque Street: Old Eindburgh at the 1886 International Exhibition

17 August 2017
Dr Wilson Smith will tell the story behind the Old Edinburgh exhibit at the 1886 International Exhibition.
W is for Wilfred Owen: A Centenary Celebration of an Acclaimed Poet with Links to Edinburgh

W is for Wilfred Owen: A Centenary Celebration of an Acclaimed Poet with Links to Edinburgh

17 August 2017
Come along and join in a centenary celebration of the work of poet Wilfred Owen at City Art Centre on 17th August!
The Lady Doth Protest Too Much: Poetry in Resistance

The Lady Doth Protest Too Much: Poetry in Resistance

18 August 2017
Join Nadine Aisha as she explores and illustrates the power of women's voices to resist and create change.
Derek Landy:  Resurrection

Derek Landy: Resurrection

19 August 2017
Bring your questions for author Derek Landy and find out all you wanted to know about the Skulduggery Pleasant series!
Edinburgh International Book Festival - Guest Selector: Roxane Gay with Jackie Kay

Edinburgh International Book Festival - Guest Selector: Roxane Gay with Jackie Kay

19 August 2017 - 20 August 2017
Various Locations Edinburgh
A series of events featuring writers whose work operates at the intersection of various forms of identity.
Isla Fisher - Marge and the Great Train Rescue

Isla Fisher - Marge and the Great Train Rescue

19 August 2017
Join actor Isla Fisher to hear all about the latest book in her charming series, Marge and the Great Train Rescue.
Chris Hoy: Sensational Cycling

Chris Hoy: Sensational Cycling

20 August 2017
Join Chris Hoy as he introduces his magical cycling adventure series, Flying Fergus at the International Book Festival
Dark Forces with Robin Jarvis

Dark Forces with Robin Jarvis

20 August 2017
Robin Jarvis teaches you how to create supernatural creatures and enchanted worlds in this enthralling event.
Just Festival Pulpit

Just Festival Pulpit

20 August 2017
Come and join us at St John's Festival Pulpit to hear voices from inside and outside the church.
Matt Dickinson:  Everest Calling

Matt Dickinson: Everest Calling

20 August 2017
Edinburgh New Town
Join Matt Dickinson as he discusses The Everest Files trilogy and his thrilling stage adaptation on 20th August.
Breaking Through Stained Glass: Women Faith Leaders

Breaking Through Stained Glass: Women Faith Leaders

21 August 2017
Women Faith Leaders: A discussion on how does gender affect the way one can serve their faith and community?
James Tait Black Prize for Drama 2017: The Award Ceremony

James Tait Black Prize for Drama 2017: The Award Ceremony

21 August 2017
James Tait Black Prize for Drama 2017: The Award Ceremony is taking place on 21st August at the Traverse Theatre.
An Evening with Lin Anderson & Guests : The Waterstones Forensic Fact to Fiction Tour

An Evening with Lin Anderson & Guests : The Waterstones Forensic Fact to Fiction Tour

22 August 2017
Join best-selling crime writer Lin Anderson & guests for The Waterstones Forensic Fact to Fiction Tour on 22nd August.
Finding a New Home

Finding a New Home

22 August 2017
How can we help make life in Scotland inclusive, productive and happy for anyone who settles here?
Arts and Law Conference - The Festival Edition: Taking Risks & Playing It Safe

Arts and Law Conference - The Festival Edition: Taking Risks & Playing It Safe

23 August 2017
Edinburgh West
The Arts and Law Conference returns for a second year on 23rd August and will be exploring the theme of festivals.
Edinburgh International Festival: Alfred Brendel

Edinburgh International Festival: Alfred Brendel

23 August 2017
Join Alfred Brendel as he talks about musical matters at the King's Theatre!
Lissa Evans & A L Kennedy: Absurd Adventures

Lissa Evans & A L Kennedy: Absurd Adventures

23 August 2017
Two fantastically funny authors, Lissa Evans & A L Kennedy, come together for a bonkers, absurd and ridiculous event.
With Mental Health in Mind

With Mental Health in Mind

23 August 2017
A discussion on how we can combat the stigma surrounding mental health issues, and how art and community can help.
Doctors, Dying and Death

Doctors, Dying and Death

24 August 2017
Come along for an insightful and at times wry look at one of the great challenges facing medicine today.
Good vs Evil: The Great Debate

Good vs Evil: The Great Debate

24 August 2017
Grapple with the neverending battle between good and evil in this lively debate on the world of fantasy fiction.
Edinburgh International Book Festival - Guest Selector: David Mitchell

Edinburgh International Book Festival - Guest Selector: David Mitchell

25 August 2017 - 26 August 2017
Various Locations Edinburgh
David Mitchell explores the border and interplay between music and words with his Guest Selection.
Lauriston Castle: Who Shot the Red Fox?

Lauriston Castle: Who Shot the Red Fox?

25 August 2017
Ian Logan will be discussing the events around the murder of Colin Campbell of Glenure aka "The Red Fox".
Cressida Cowell: The Wizards of Once

Cressida Cowell: The Wizards of Once

26 August 2017
Cressida Cowell, author of How To Train Your Dragon, introduces her much-anticipated new series, The Wizards of Once.
Just Together

Just Together

26 August 2017
Join Just Festival and partner organisations in celebrating our joint efforts in promoting diversity in Scotland!
Robert Burns and Edinburgh

Robert Burns and Edinburgh

26 August 2017
Prof. D.W.R. Purdie gives a talk on the activities of Robert Burns during the two years he spent in Edinburgh.
Just Festival Pulpit

Just Festival Pulpit

27 August 2017
Come and join us at St John's Festival Pulpit to hear voices from inside and outside the church.
Patrick Ness: Release

Patrick Ness: Release

27 August 2017
Meet Patrick Ness, the Carnegie Medal-winning author of A Monster Calls, as he presents his new novel 'Release'.
Not So Straight Down the Middle: Some Neglected Aspects of Golf History and Heritage

Not So Straight Down the Middle: Some Neglected Aspects of Golf History and Heritage

28 August 2017
Wray Vamplew explore some of the less well-known aspects of golfing's past in this lecture at Lauriston Castle.
Talk: Life in Albany Street in the 19th century

Talk: Life in Albany Street in the 19th century

02 September 2017
What domestic dramas and significant events took place inside the Georgian townhouses in Albany Street.
In Memoriam - A Forgotten Story

In Memoriam - A Forgotten Story

06 September 2017 - 07 September 2017
Hear how Alice Meredith Williams made a most significant contribution to the Scottish National War Memorial.
City Walking Tour: A Stroll along Albany Street

City Walking Tour: A Stroll along Albany Street

07 September 2017
Edinburgh New Town
Join Barclay Price in Albany Street and learn about the building of the street and it's 19th century residents!
Cramond: A Land that Attracts All in Ancient and Modern Times

Cramond: A Land that Attracts All in Ancient and Modern Times

07 September 2017
Rev. Dr Georgiana Cameron-Gaiduschek explores the facets of Cramond's ancient past in this talk at Lauriston Castle.
Edinburgh through Artist’s Eyes

Edinburgh through Artist’s Eyes

07 September 2017
Listen as David Patterson, Curatorial and Conservation Manager, explores Edinburgh through Artist’s Eyes.
City Walking Tour: A Stroll along Albany Street

City Walking Tour: A Stroll along Albany Street

11 September 2017
Edinburgh New Town
Join Barclay Price in Albany Street and learn about the building of the street and it's 19th century residents!
Queen’s for a Day: the lost history of Gala and the Leith Hospital Pageant

Queen’s for a Day: the lost history of Gala and the Leith Hospital Pageant

11 September 2017
Duncan Bremner co-founder of Citizen Curator gives this talk on the lost history of Gala & the Leith Hospital Pageant.
Their Name Liveth

Their Name Liveth

11 September 2017
Hear the true stories of two veterans- a soldier and a nurse- as they recount their tales from four years of war.
Their Name Liveth

Their Name Liveth

14 September 2017
Hear the true stories of two veterans- a soldier and a nurse- as they recount their tales from four years of war.
Romans in Scotland

Romans in Scotland

16 September 2017
Learn more about Roman Scotland in this lecture at Lauriston Castle on 16th September.
September Promenade Poetry with the Edinburgh Makar and Friends

September Promenade Poetry with the Edinburgh Makar and Friends

16 September 2017
Join the Edinburgh Makar, Christine De Luca and other Edinburgh poets to hear some special poetry at City Art Centre.
Spotlight Tour: Meet me at Maules

Spotlight Tour: Meet me at Maules

18 September 2017
Kathryn Henderson MA takes a shopping trip through time from sweetie shops to department stores.
Spotlight Tours: Writers in Edinburgh

Spotlight Tours: Writers in Edinburgh

20 September 2017
Curatorial and Engagement Manager Gillian Findlay will give an overview of writers in the Alphabet exhibition.
City Walking Tour: A Stroll along Albany Street

City Walking Tour: A Stroll along Albany Street

22 September 2017
Edinburgh New Town
Join Barclay Price in Albany Street and learn about the building of the street and it's 19th century residents!
September Promenade Poetry with the Edinburgh Makar and Friends

September Promenade Poetry with the Edinburgh Makar and Friends

22 September 2017
Join the Edinburgh Makar, Christine De Luca and other Edinburgh poets to hear some special poetry at City Art Centre.
Historic Buildings of Leith

Historic Buildings of Leith

23 September 2017
Come along to this facinating lecture on the historical buildings of Leith at City Art Centre on 23rd September!
Doctor Who? Some Famous and Infamous Medics of 18th and 19th century Edinburgh

Doctor Who? Some Famous and Infamous Medics of 18th and 19th century Edinburgh

25 September 2017
A light-hearted illustrated talk about some of the famous and infamous characters in Edinburgh's medical history.
Spotlight Tours: The Enlightenment in Edinburgh

Spotlight Tours: The Enlightenment in Edinburgh

26 September 2017
Curatorial and Engagement Manager Gillian Findlay explores The Enlightenment in Edinburgh in this tour 26th September.
September Promenade Poetry with the Edinburgh Makar and Friends

September Promenade Poetry with the Edinburgh Makar and Friends

27 September 2017
Join the Edinburgh Makar, Christine De Luca and other Edinburgh poets to hear some special poetry at City Art Centre.
Relics, Curiosities and Councillors: How Edinburgh got its Museums

Relics, Curiosities and Councillors: How Edinburgh got its Museums

29 September 2017
Hear the fascinating story of how the city of Edinburgh acquired a municipal museum service in the early 20th Century.
Lecture: The Fortification of Leith

Lecture: The Fortification of Leith

30 September 2017
In this lecture learn more about the extensive defences built in Leith by Mary of Guise in 1548.
Talk: E is for Enlightenment

Talk: E is for Enlightenment

04 October 2017
Sheila Szatkowski introduces the buildings and people that made Edinburgh the heart of the Scottish Enlightenment.
A Dirty Swindle: True Stories of Scots in The Great War

A Dirty Swindle: True Stories of Scots in The Great War

06 October 2017
Walter Stephen provides a uniquely Scottish outlook on the Great War in this talk at Lauriston Castle on 6th October.
Music Through the Ages

Music Through the Ages

09 October 2017
Meet King James V's musician as he explain some of the music and instruments played in court at Edinburgh Castle.
Music Through the Ages

Music Through the Ages

11 October 2017
Meet King James V's musician as he explain some of the music and instruments played in court at Edinburgh Castle.
Music Through the Ages

Music Through the Ages

12 October 2017
Meet King James V's musician as he explain some of the music and instruments played in court at Edinburgh Castle.
Amongst the stones: Research in West Ardnamurchan

Amongst the stones: Research in West Ardnamurchan

14 October 2017
Hear about the exciting archaeology being uncovered by the Ardnamurchan Transitions Project.
Swords of the Righteous

Swords of the Righteous

14 October 2017
Listen to Cromwellian soldiers explain why they laid siege to Edinburgh Castle and how they made it surrender.
Swords of the Righteous

Swords of the Righteous

15 October 2017
Listen to Cromwellian soldiers explain why they laid siege to Edinburgh Castle and how they made it surrender.
Unsung Heroines – the Role of the VADs

Unsung Heroines – the Role of the VADs

16 October 2017
Come and meet Mrs Jane Clark, the commandant of a unit of VAD nurses and hear her story at Edinburgh Castle.
Unsung Heroines – the Role of the VADs

Unsung Heroines – the Role of the VADs

18 October 2017
Come and meet Mrs Jane Clark, the commandant of a unit of VAD nurses and hear her story at Edinburgh Castle.
Unsung Heroines – the Role of the VADs

Unsung Heroines – the Role of the VADs

19 October 2017
Come and meet Mrs Jane Clark, the commandant of a unit of VAD nurses and hear her story at Edinburgh Castle.
The Lauriston Horoscope

The Lauriston Horoscope

24 October 2017
Dr Jane Ridder-Patrick explores the meaning of the horoscope of Sir Alexander Napier carved into the castle stonework.
Kilts and Captivity

Kilts and Captivity

25 October 2017
Find out why the Jacobite Risings of 1715 and 1745 failed as you meet a Highlander held prisoner in Edinburgh Castle.
Lauriston Castle: Haunted Edinburgh

Lauriston Castle: Haunted Edinburgh

26 October 2017
This lecture on 26th October will look at the ghost stories of Edinburgh, their past, and how they resonate today.
Edinburgh Ghost Stories

Edinburgh Ghost Stories

27 October 2017
Listen as Actor and writer Alex Staniforth unveils the phantoms of this ancient city at Lauriston Castle.
Seeing in Edinburgh 2017

Seeing in Edinburgh 2017

27 October 2017 - 30 October 2017
Edinburgh West
The International Holistic Vision Conference, for practitioners of Natural Vision Improvement, comes to Edinburgh!
Selecting a Ghost

Selecting a Ghost

28 October 2017 - 29 October 2017
Renowned actor and storyteller, Michael Daviot performs two classic tales of terror at Lauriston Castle.
The Early History of the Cramond Estate

The Early History of the Cramond Estate

01 November 2017
Bill Weir gives this lecture on the early history of the Cramond Estate at Lauriston Castle on 1st November.
Music Through the Ages

Music Through the Ages

03 November 2017
Meet King James V's musician as he explain some of the music and instruments played in court at Edinburgh Castle.
The Good, the Bad and the Bellygerents: The Clothed Body and Masculinity in John Kay’s Edinburgh Etchings

The Good, the Bad and the Bellygerents: The Clothed Body and Masculinity in John Kay’s Edinburgh Etchings

08 November 2017
Sally Tuckett gives a lecture on The Clothed Body and Masculinity in John Kay's Edinburgh Etchings from the 1780's.
Music Through the Ages

Music Through the Ages

10 November 2017
Meet King James V's musician as he explain some of the music and instruments played in court at Edinburgh Castle.
Music Through the Ages

Music Through the Ages

11 November 2017
Meet King James V's musician as he explain some of the music and instruments played in court at Edinburgh Castle.
Music Through the Ages

Music Through the Ages

12 November 2017
Meet King James V's musician as he explain some of the music and instruments played in court at Edinburgh Castle.
Their Name Liveth

Their Name Liveth

12 November 2017
Hear the true stories of two veterans- a soldier and a nurse- as they recount their tales from four years of war.
Kilts and Captivity

Kilts and Captivity

15 November 2017
Find out why the Jacobite Risings of 1715 and 1745 failed as you meet a Highlander held prisoner in Edinburgh Castle.
Music Through the Ages

Music Through the Ages

17 November 2017
Meet King James V's musician as he explain some of the music and instruments played in court at Edinburgh Castle.
Kilts and Captivity

Kilts and Captivity

20 November 2017
Find out why the Jacobite Risings of 1715 and 1745 failed as you meet a Highlander held prisoner in Edinburgh Castle.
Music Through the Ages

Music Through the Ages

24 November 2017
Meet King James V's musician as he explain some of the music and instruments played in court at Edinburgh Castle.
Thomas Allan 1777-1833, Banker, Newspaper Magnate, Mineralogist and Developer of Lauriston Castle

Thomas Allan 1777-1833, Banker, Newspaper Magnate, Mineralogist and Developer of Lauriston Castle

24 November 2017
Dr Sandra Marwick will share her research into the life of Thomas Allan owner of Lauriston Castle from (1823-1833).
The Other Mary

The Other Mary

27 November 2017 - 30 November 2017
Come along and hear the remarkable and often overlooked story of Mary of Guise at Edinburgh Castle this November.
Swords of the Righteous

Swords of the Righteous

02 December 2017
Listen to Cromwellian soldiers explain why they laid siege to Edinburgh Castle and how they made it surrender.
Swords of the Righteous

Swords of the Righteous

03 December 2017
Listen to Cromwellian soldiers explain why they laid siege to Edinburgh Castle and how they made it surrender.
Kilts and Captivity

Kilts and Captivity

05 December 2017
Find out why the Jacobite Risings of 1715 and 1745 failed as you meet a Highlander held prisoner in Edinburgh Castle.
Kilts and Captivity

Kilts and Captivity

06 December 2017
Find out why the Jacobite Risings of 1715 and 1745 failed as you meet a Highlander held prisoner in Edinburgh Castle.
Swords of the Righteous

Swords of the Righteous

09 December 2017
Listen to Cromwellian soldiers explain why they laid siege to Edinburgh Castle and how they made it surrender.
Swords of the Righteous

Swords of the Righteous

10 December 2017
Listen to Cromwellian soldiers explain why they laid siege to Edinburgh Castle and how they made it surrender.

Events in East Renfrewshire

An Evening with Peter Robinson

An Evening with Peter Robinson

17 August 2017
Waterstones is thrilled to be welcoming Peter Robinson to celebrate the release of his brand new novel!

Events in Glasgow

Glasgow Central Station Tours

Glasgow Central Station Tours

01 September 2016 - 31 December 2017
Glasgow Central Tours offers you the chance to explore one of Glasgow's most iconic and busiest landmarks!
Mackintosh at the GSA Tour

Mackintosh at the GSA Tour

01 January 2017 - 31 December 2017
Discover Charles Rennie Mackintosh's story at The Glasgow School of Art, from student to master architect!
An evening with Graeme Obree

An evening with Graeme Obree

24 July 2017
Merchant City Festival: Join cycling legend Graeme Obree for an evening celebrating 200 years of the bike!
Kidding On

Kidding On

24 July 2017
Hold on to your hats everybody because The Village's young people's storytelling group is back!
Merchant City Festival 2017: Top of the Thomsons

Merchant City Festival 2017: Top of the Thomsons

25 July 2017
Merchant City Festival: Join Glasgow City Heritage Trust & The Alexander Thomson Society to ‘talk Thomson’!
Punk Archaeology: Film screening & discussion

Punk Archaeology: Film screening & discussion

26 July 2017
Merchant City Fest: Join punk archaeologist Andrew Reinhard and special guests for discussion on Punk music & culture!
Waterstones Sauchiehall Street Sci-Fi, Horror & Fantasy Book Group

Waterstones Sauchiehall Street Sci-Fi, Horror & Fantasy Book Group

26 July 2017
Join Waterstones Sauchiehall Street for their monthly book group focusing on all things Sci-Fi, horror and fantasy!
VR/AR Meetup powered by Eventual

VR/AR Meetup powered by Eventual

27 July 2017
Eventual are hosting an event to bring together Scotland’s most creative and innovative players within VR and AR!
Unbrexfast

Unbrexfast

30 July 2017
Join the Centre for Human Ecology for a brunch event discussing food security, DIY solidarity and Brexit.
Kidding On

Kidding On

31 July 2017
Hold on to your hats everybody because The Village's young people's storytelling group is back!
LUX Critical Forum Glasgow

LUX Critical Forum Glasgow

01 August 2017
Glasgow LUX Critical Forum at CCA Glasgow is a monthly discussion group for artists working with the moving image.
Science Lates: Taste

Science Lates: Taste

04 August 2017
Tease your taste buds as you discover the science behind what we eat & drink at Glasgow Science Centre's Science Lates
Kidding On

Kidding On

07 August 2017
Hold on to your hats everybody because The Village's young people's storytelling group is back!
Piping Live! Piobaireachd of the Day

Piping Live! Piobaireachd of the Day

07 August 2017 - 10 August 2017
Don't miss a prize winning performer present a Piobaireachd of their choice at the College of Piping!
MsMissMrs Women’s Film Screening & Discussion - Fish Tank

MsMissMrs Women’s Film Screening & Discussion - Fish Tank

12 August 2017
Join MsMissMrs for their women's film screening and discussion at their hub in Maryhill on August 12th!
In Conversation with Judy Murray

In Conversation with Judy Murray

14 August 2017
Join Judy Murray at Waterstones Sauchiehall Street as she talk about family, tennis, ambition and maybe even dancing!
Kidding On

Kidding On

14 August 2017
Hold on to your hats everybody because The Village's young people's storytelling group is back!
Kidding On

Kidding On

21 August 2017
Hold on to your hats everybody because The Village's young people's storytelling group is back!
Kidding On

Kidding On

28 August 2017
Hold on to your hats everybody because The Village's young people's storytelling group is back!
An Evening with Roddy Doyle

An Evening with Roddy Doyle

04 September 2017
Waterstones are hugely exited to welcome prize winning author Roddy Doyle instore to discuss his new book!
Kidding On

Kidding On

04 September 2017
Hold on to your hats everybody because The Village's young people's storytelling group is back!
LUX Critical Forum Glasgow

LUX Critical Forum Glasgow

05 September 2017
Glasgow LUX Critical Forum at CCA Glasgow is a monthly discussion group for artists working with the moving image.
Kidding On

Kidding On

11 September 2017
Hold on to your hats everybody because The Village's young people's storytelling group is back!
Follow In The Footsteps

Follow In The Footsteps

12 September 2017
Step back in time and follow in the footsteps of the Stirling Stuarts on this guided walk around Castlemilk Park!
Beatson Institute Open Evening

Beatson Institute Open Evening

13 September 2017
Learn about the pioneering research going on in Glasgow to beat cancer at the Beatson Institute Open Evening.
An Afternoon with Blowers

An Afternoon with Blowers

15 September 2017
Join the Lord's Taverners in Scotland for an afternoon with Henry Blofeld MBE on September 15th at Hampden Park.
Coal, Chlorine and Cloth

Coal, Chlorine and Cloth

17 September 2017
Join the Dams to Darnley Rangers for a walk through 320 million years of the country park's history!
Kidding On

Kidding On

18 September 2017
Hold on to your hats everybody because The Village's young people's storytelling group is back!
Clydebuilt Festival

Clydebuilt Festival

22 September 2017 - 24 September 2017
From September 22nd - 24th, Glasgow will play host to the first Clydebuilt Festival, a celebration of boats!
QE2 Story 50 Years Conference

QE2 Story 50 Years Conference

22 September 2017
Celebrate 50 years since QE2’s launch in Clydebank at this fabulous conference at Clydebank Town Hall!
Kidding On

Kidding On

25 September 2017
Hold on to your hats everybody because The Village's young people's storytelling group is back!
Animal Families and Me with Gordon Buchanan

Animal Families and Me with Gordon Buchanan

30 September 2017
Join highly acclaimed television wildlife cameraman and presenter, Gordon Buchanan for an evening talk at the Mitchell
Kidding On

Kidding On

02 October 2017
Hold on to your hats everybody because The Village's young people's storytelling group is back!
LUX Critical Forum Glasgow

LUX Critical Forum Glasgow

03 October 2017
Glasgow LUX Critical Forum at CCA Glasgow is a monthly discussion group for artists working with the moving image.
An Audience With Paul ‘Gazza’ Gascoigne

An Audience With Paul ‘Gazza’ Gascoigne

06 October 2017
Get up close and personal to Rangers legend Paul ‘Gazza’ Gascoigne at The Pavilion Theatre on October 6th!
Kidding On

Kidding On

09 October 2017
Hold on to your hats everybody because The Village's young people's storytelling group is back!
Kidding On

Kidding On

16 October 2017
Hold on to your hats everybody because The Village's young people's storytelling group is back!
Kidding On

Kidding On

23 October 2017
Hold on to your hats everybody because The Village's young people's storytelling group is back!
Kidding On

Kidding On

30 October 2017
Hold on to your hats everybody because The Village's young people's storytelling group is back!
Glasgow Horror Festival 2017 - Two Day Horror Fest & Convention

Glasgow Horror Festival 2017 - Two Day Horror Fest & Convention

04 November 2017 - 05 November 2017
The Glasgow Horror Festival returns for two days this year at The Classic Grand on November 4th & 5th!
Fungi and Folklore

Fungi and Folklore

05 November 2017
Join the Glasgow Countryside Rangers for an autumnal walk through Hurlethill on the hunt for fungi!
Kidding On

Kidding On

06 November 2017
Hold on to your hats everybody because The Village's young people's storytelling group is back!
LUX Critical Forum Glasgow

LUX Critical Forum Glasgow

07 November 2017
Glasgow LUX Critical Forum at CCA Glasgow is a monthly discussion group for artists working with the moving image.
Forest Fungi

Forest Fungi

12 November 2017
Join the countryside rangers and a fungi expert for a walk around Dams to Darnley Country Park!
Kidding On

Kidding On

13 November 2017
Hold on to your hats everybody because The Village's young people's storytelling group is back!
Hans Rey - Riding Life

Hans Rey - Riding Life

20 November 2017
Former mountain bike World Champion, Hans Rey will take you on an inspiring journey through his 30 year career!
Kidding On

Kidding On

20 November 2017
Hold on to your hats everybody because The Village's young people's storytelling group is back!
Kidding On

Kidding On

27 November 2017
Hold on to your hats everybody because The Village's young people's storytelling group is back!
Kidding On

Kidding On

04 December 2017
Hold on to your hats everybody because The Village's young people's storytelling group is back!
LUX Critical Forum Glasgow

LUX Critical Forum Glasgow

05 December 2017
Glasgow LUX Critical Forum at CCA Glasgow is a monthly discussion group for artists working with the moving image.
Kidding On

Kidding On

11 December 2017
Hold on to your hats everybody because The Village's young people's storytelling group is back!
Jimmy Barnes: Working Class Boy ‘Stories and Songs’ Show

Jimmy Barnes: Working Class Boy ‘Stories and Songs’ Show

17 December 2017
Australian rock legend Jimmy Barnes brings his Working Class Boy ‘Stories and Songs’ Show to Cottiers!
Kidding On

Kidding On

18 December 2017
Hold on to your hats everybody because The Village's young people's storytelling group is back!
Kidding On

Kidding On

25 December 2017
Hold on to your hats everybody because The Village's young people's storytelling group is back!
An Audience With Simon Reeve

An Audience With Simon Reeve

13 October 2018
Join world-famous TV journalist Simon Reeve, as he recount tales from over 15 years of travelling!

Events in Lanarkshire

Talks & Tea for £2: Lanarkshire’s War, 100 years on, Guided tour

Talks & Tea for £2: Lanarkshire’s War, 100 years on, Guided tour

27 July 2017
Join Low Parks Museum's curator Michael Allen and discover the history of Lanarkshire’s War, 100 years on.
East Kilbride Unbound!

East Kilbride Unbound!

19 August 2017
ReimagiNation: Unbound! is a thrilling cabaret-style event with live music, hilarious and haunting readings!
M R Carey & Joe Hill: Apocalypse Now

M R Carey & Joe Hill: Apocalypse Now

19 August 2017
ReimagiNation: Meet two writers of hard-hitting thrillers and hear how they create their chilling stories!
Brian Conaghan & Sarah Crossan: Star Cross’d

Brian Conaghan & Sarah Crossan: Star Cross’d

20 August 2017
ReimagiNation: Join authors Brian Conaghan & Sarah Crossan as they discuss their new heartbreaking novel, Star Cross'd
Christopher Beanland & Tom Dyckhoff: Concrete Conundrums

Christopher Beanland & Tom Dyckhoff: Concrete Conundrums

20 August 2017
ReimagiNation: Join Christopher Beanland & Tom Dyckhoff for a discussion on the past and future of our towns.
Debate: East Kilbride - Original and Best?

Debate: East Kilbride - Original and Best?

20 August 2017
ReimagiNation: Join the debate on the successes, failures, and opportunities of Scotland's New Towns!
Diane Watters & Angus Farquhar: Birth, Death, Renewal

Diane Watters & Angus Farquhar: Birth, Death, Renewal

20 August 2017
ReimagiNation: Join Diane Watters & Angus Farquhar as they discuss another Gillespie, Kidd and Coia design!
Guided Tour of St Bride’s Church

Guided Tour of St Bride’s Church

20 August 2017
ReimagiNation: Take a guided tour around the iconic St Bride's Church which is 50 years old!
John Gordon Sinclair: Caught in a Trap

John Gordon Sinclair: Caught in a Trap

20 August 2017
ReimagiNation: John Gordon Sinclair introduces his third sinister crime novel, Walk in Silence!
Plan: Build Your New Town

Plan: Build Your New Town

20 August 2017
ReimagiNation: Think you could make your town better or even create a new one? Join Ishbel McFarlane for Plan!
Your New Town Tales

Your New Town Tales

20 August 2017
ReimagiNation: Share your New Town Tales with writer, TV presenter and social historian Daniel Gray!

Events in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

PaisleyMake

PaisleyMake

28 August 2017 - 03 September 2017
Paisley is set to welcome top designers and creative professionals to this fantastic design showcase!
‘Young People and Social Control: Problems and Prospects from the Margins’ Book Launch

‘Young People and Social Control: Problems and Prospects from the Margins’ Book Launch

05 September 2017
Join Prof Ross Deuchar and Prof Kalwant Bhopal for this book launch event at University of the West of Scotland.
Mystic & Holistic Festival

Mystic & Holistic Festival

01 October 2017
The Mystic & Holistic Festival returns by popular demand, celebrating everything Mind, Body & Soul!

Events in Stirling and Falkirk

Scotland’s National Hero

Scotland’s National Hero

26 July 2017
Who was William Wallace? Listen as a costumed actor gives you an insight into the life of Scotland’s National Hero.
Estelle Maskame

Estelle Maskame

28 July 2017
Estelle Maskame, bestselling author of the Dimily series, talks about her new novel at Waterstones, Stirling 28 July.
Scotland’s National Hero

Scotland’s National Hero

02 August 2017
Who was William Wallace? Listen as a costumed actor gives you an insight into the life of Scotland’s National Hero.
Scotland’s National Hero

Scotland’s National Hero

09 August 2017
Who was William Wallace? Listen as a costumed actor gives you an insight into the life of Scotland’s National Hero.
Scotland’s National Hero

Scotland’s National Hero

16 August 2017
Who was William Wallace? Listen as a costumed actor gives you an insight into the life of Scotland’s National Hero.
Scotland’s National Hero

Scotland’s National Hero

30 August 2017
Who was William Wallace? Listen as a costumed actor gives you an insight into the life of Scotland’s National Hero.
Dyslexia Scotland Adult Network (Stirling) Meeting

Dyslexia Scotland Adult Network (Stirling) Meeting

02 September 2017
The Dyslexia Scotland Adult Network group hold quarterly meetings throughout the year in their Stirling offices.
Scotland’s National Hero

Scotland’s National Hero

06 September 2017
Who was William Wallace? Listen as a costumed actor gives you an insight into the life of Scotland’s National Hero.
Bloody Scotland - Deadlier: Sophie Hannah and Cath Staincliffe

Bloody Scotland - Deadlier: Sophie Hannah and Cath Staincliffe

08 September 2017
Sophie Hannah is in converstaion with Cath Staincliffe about a compilation of 100 best crime novels writen by women.
Bloody Scotland: Ian Rankin: 30 Years of Rebus

Bloody Scotland: Ian Rankin: 30 Years of Rebus

08 September 2017
This year’s festival opens with Ian Rankin in conversation with Mark Billingham on 30 years of detective John Rebus.
Alex Gray’s New Crimes: Ian Skewis, Felicia Yap, Mark Hill and Rob Ewing

Alex Gray’s New Crimes: Ian Skewis, Felicia Yap, Mark Hill and Rob Ewing

09 September 2017
Bloody Scotland: Bestselling author Alex Gray introduces four of the hottest new crime writing talents on the books.
Bloody Scotland: Karen Rose

Bloody Scotland: Karen Rose

09 September 2017
Bloody Scotland is delighted to welcome international bestseller Karen Rose, author of the acclaimed Baltimore series.
Bloody Scotland: Peter May

Bloody Scotland: Peter May

09 September 2017
Bloody Scotland welcomes back Peter May as he talks about his latest book 'Cast Iron' with Lin Anderson.
Bloody Scotland: The Policing Behind Procedurals

Bloody Scotland: The Policing Behind Procedurals

09 September 2017
When it comes to the fact behind the fiction of police procedurals, just how accurate are our favourite crime writers.
Can You Handle the Truth? G.J. Moffat, Steve Cavanagh and Imran Mahmood

Can You Handle the Truth? G.J. Moffat, Steve Cavanagh and Imran Mahmood

09 September 2017
G.J. Moffat, Steve Cavanagh and Imran Mahmood, three men who are leading lawyers by day and crime writers by night.
Four Broads in Search of a Killer: Anne Randall, Helen Fields, S.J.I. Holliday and A.K. Benedict

Four Broads in Search of a Killer: Anne Randall, Helen Fields, S.J.I. Holliday and A.K. Benedict

09 September 2017
Join Anne Randall, Helen Fields, S.J.I. Holliday and A.K. Benedict as they discuss their latest books.
From Cops to Robbers: Denzil Meyrick, R.J. Mitchell and Kate London

From Cops to Robbers: Denzil Meyrick, R.J. Mitchell and Kate London

09 September 2017
Meet Kate London, Denzil Meyrick and R.J. Mitchell, all former police officers turned top class crime writers.
From Tinseltown to Sin City: Chris Carter and Mason Cross

From Tinseltown to Sin City: Chris Carter and Mason Cross

09 September 2017
Get your kicks on Route 66 with Chris Carter and Mason Cross, the bestselling authors of two American-based novels.
Location, Location, Location: J.G. Sinclair, Tony Black and L.A. Larkin

Location, Location, Location: J.G. Sinclair, Tony Black and L.A. Larkin

09 September 2017
Join J.G. Sinclair, Tony Black and L.A. Larkin as they discuss imbuing their work with a distinct sense of place.
Off the Beaten Track: Catriona McPherson, C.F. Peterson, Michael Ridpath

Off the Beaten Track: Catriona McPherson, C.F. Peterson, Michael Ridpath

09 September 2017
Join authors Catriona McPherson, C.F. Peterson and Michael Ridpath on a rural ramble with a deadly edge.
Simenon et Maigret: John Simenon and Graeme Macrae Burnet

Simenon et Maigret: John Simenon and Graeme Macrae Burnet

09 September 2017
Come along for a fascinating discussion as John Simenon and Graeme Macrae Burnet are interviewed by Sian Reynolds.
The Dark Lands: Ragnar Jónasson, Thomas Enger and Lin Anderson

The Dark Lands: Ragnar Jónasson, Thomas Enger and Lin Anderson

09 September 2017
Journey north to lands of long winters, dark nights and darker deeds with Ragnar Jónasson, Thomas Enger & Lin Anderson
The Northern Powerhouse: Luca Veste, A.A. Dhand and Howard Linskey

The Northern Powerhouse: Luca Veste, A.A. Dhand and Howard Linskey

09 September 2017
Meet The Northern Powerhouse of Luca Veste, A.A. Dhand and Howard Linskey at Allan Park South Church on 9th September.
The Queens of Grip-Lit: C.L. Taylor, Sarah Pinborough and Clare Mackintosh

The Queens of Grip-Lit: C.L. Taylor, Sarah Pinborough and Clare Mackintosh

09 September 2017
Bloody Scotland: The Queens of Grip-Lit, C.L. Taylor, Sarah Pinborough and Clare Mackintosh, talk about their novels.
Thrilled to the Bone: Simon Kernick, Haylen Beck and Simon Toyne

Thrilled to the Bone: Simon Kernick, Haylen Beck and Simon Toyne

09 September 2017
Meet Simon Kernick, Haylen Beck and Simon Toyne, three authors at the very top of the genre at The Golden Lion Hotel.
Two Crime Writers and a Microphone: with guests Ian Rankin, Eva Dolan and Mark Billingham

Two Crime Writers and a Microphone: with guests Ian Rankin, Eva Dolan and Mark Billingham

09 September 2017
For the first time, Steve Cavanagh and Luca Veste will broadcast their show live and uncensored from Bloody Scotland.
Understanding Jimmy Perez: Ann Cleeves and Douglas Henshall

Understanding Jimmy Perez: Ann Cleeves and Douglas Henshall

09 September 2017
Take a trip to Shetland in the company of DI Jimmy Perez with author Ann Cleeves and actor Douglas Henshall.
Val McDermid: 30 Years in the Business of Crime

Val McDermid: 30 Years in the Business of Crime

09 September 2017
Join Val McDermid as she reminisces on her stellar career as well as talking about her enthralling new book.
Watching the Detectives: M.J. Arlidge and Robert Thorogood

Watching the Detectives: M.J. Arlidge and Robert Thorogood

09 September 2017
Meet M.J. Arlidge and Robert Thorogood in conversation with crime author Chris Dolan as part of Bloody Scotland.
Bloody India: Abir Mukherjee, Monabi Mitra, Doug Johnstone and Lin Anderson

Bloody India: Abir Mukherjee, Monabi Mitra, Doug Johnstone and Lin Anderson

10 September 2017
Meet crime writers from both countries as Bloody Scotland celebrates its links with the Kolkata Literary Festival.
Bloody Scotland: Chris Brookmyre

Bloody Scotland: Chris Brookmyre

10 September 2017
Don't miss Chris Brookmyre, of the most entertaining and insightful crime writers in the business, at the Albert Hall.
Bloody Scotland: Lynda LaPlante

Bloody Scotland: Lynda LaPlante

10 September 2017
Celebrate two legends of crime fiction in our closing event – DCI Jane Tennison and her creator, Lynda LaPlante.
Building Plots: Bloody Scotland – Louise Welsh, Doug Johnstone and E.S. Thomson

Building Plots: Bloody Scotland – Louise Welsh, Doug Johnstone and E.S. Thomson

10 September 2017
Louise Welsh, Doug Johnstone and E.S. Thomson talk about their chosen locations included in this anthology of stories.
Celtic Connection: Denise Mina and Liz Nugent

Celtic Connection: Denise Mina and Liz Nugent

10 September 2017
Join two gifted storytellers at the very top of their game as they explore connections both Celtic and criminal.
Four Blokes in Search of a Plot: Neil Broadfoot, Douglas Skelton, Mark Leggatt and Gordon Brown

Four Blokes in Search of a Plot: Neil Broadfoot, Douglas Skelton, Mark Leggatt and Gordon Brown

10 September 2017
Join Neil Broadfoot, Gordon Brown, Mark Leggatt and Douglas Skelton as they search for the perfect murder.
From the Headlines to the Page: Vince Cable and Nicholas Searle

From the Headlines to the Page: Vince Cable and Nicholas Searle

10 September 2017
Meet Vince Cable and Nicholas Searle, two authors who have made the leap from hard fact to hard-line fiction.
Getting Rid of the Bodies: James Oswald and Sue Black

Getting Rid of the Bodies: James Oswald and Sue Black

10 September 2017
James Oswald and Sue Black pick their way through the entrails of the new Inspector McLean mystery, Written in Bones.
Leading Ladies: Caro Ramsay, Lisa Brackman and Harley Jane Kozak

Leading Ladies: Caro Ramsay, Lisa Brackman and Harley Jane Kozak

10 September 2017
Caro Ramsay, Lisa Brackman and Harley Jane Kozak talk to Alexandra Sokoloff about their leading ladies.
Social Issues or Serial Killers: Mark Billingham, Eva Dolan and Craig Robertson

Social Issues or Serial Killers: Mark Billingham, Eva Dolan and Craig Robertson

10 September 2017
Three leading authors debate whether their novels have a responsibility to do more than just rack up the body count.
The Graduates: Past Perfect – Joseph Knox, Steph Broadribb and Matt Wesolowski

The Graduates: Past Perfect – Joseph Knox, Steph Broadribb and Matt Wesolowski

10 September 2017
Former Pitchers Joseph Knox, Steph Broadribb and Matt Wesolowski are now forging great careers in crime fiction.
Turn Back Time: S.G. MacLean, Alis Hawkins and Kaite Welsh

Turn Back Time: S.G. MacLean, Alis Hawkins and Kaite Welsh

10 September 2017
Bloody Scotland: Meet S.G. MacLean, Alis Hawkins and Kaite Welsh, three superb storytellers of times past.
Scotland’s National Hero

Scotland’s National Hero

13 September 2017
Who was William Wallace? Listen as a costumed actor gives you an insight into the life of Scotland’s National Hero.
Challenges of our Time: The importance of Children’s Rights: policy and research in Scotland

Challenges of our Time: The importance of Children’s Rights: policy and research in Scotland

18 September 2017
University of Stirling: The first lecture in "Challenges of our Time" series is The importance of Children’s Rights.
Challenges of our Time: Tobacco harm reduction: how e-cigarettes and vaping devices have transformed tobacco control

Challenges of our Time: Tobacco harm reduction: how e-cigarettes and vaping devices have transformed tobacco control

19 September 2017
University of Stirling: The second lecture in the "Challenges of our Time" series is on Tobacco Harm Reduction.
Challenges of our Time: How to feed a growing population

Challenges of our Time: How to feed a growing population

20 September 2017
University of Stirling: The third lecture in the "Challenges of our Time" series is How to feed a growing population.
Scotland’s National Hero

Scotland’s National Hero

20 September 2017
Who was William Wallace? Listen as a costumed actor gives you an insight into the life of Scotland’s National Hero.
Challenges of our Time: Fostering Sustainable Organisations

Challenges of our Time: Fostering Sustainable Organisations

21 September 2017
University of Stirling: The fourth event in "Challenges of our Time" series is Fostering Sustainable Organisations.
Challenges of our Time: Climate change: greatest human rights challenge of our times?

Challenges of our Time: Climate change: greatest human rights challenge of our times?

22 September 2017
University of Stirling: The final lecture in the "Challenges of our Time" series is on climate change.
Stirling’s Oldest Cemetery in its Prehistoric Context

Stirling’s Oldest Cemetery in its Prehistoric Context

29 September 2017
Archaeologists talk about the facial reconstruction work on a Bronze Age skull in the Stirling Smith collections.
Cambuskenneth Abbey: Talk and Tour

Cambuskenneth Abbey: Talk and Tour

30 September 2017
History Live: A rare chance to go inside the tower at Cambuskenneth Abbey in the company of historian Murray Cook.
Gordon Buchanan: Animal Families and Me

Gordon Buchanan: Animal Families and Me

01 October 2017
Come along to Macrobert Arts Centre for a unique evening with wildlife presenter and cameraman Gordon Buchanan!
John Damien Lecture 2017

John Damien Lecture 2017

13 October 2017
Join us on campus at the University of Stirling as Professor John O'Keefe delivers our 2017 John Damien Lecture.
Ray Mears - Born To Go Wild

Ray Mears - Born To Go Wild

14 October 2017
Join Ray Mears on his new tour 'Born To Go Wild' at The Albert Halls in October!
Tamed: With Professor Alice Roberts

Tamed: With Professor Alice Roberts

17 October 2017
Join Professor Alice Roberts as she reveals the amazing stories of the species that became our allies.
An Evening with Jason Donovan

An Evening with Jason Donovan

16 November 2017
It’s the most intimate show of his life – get ready to see and hear Jason up close.
Dyslexia Scotland Adult Network (Stirling) Meeting

Dyslexia Scotland Adult Network (Stirling) Meeting

02 December 2017
The Dyslexia Scotland Adult Network group hold quarterly meetings throughout the year in their Stirling offices.

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