Further From 2018

  • Harry Potter Party

    Harry Potter Party

    We will be celebrating J.K Rowling's wizarding world with a Harry Potter party!
    There will be a costume competition, wand making, broomstick flying, a Sorting Ceremony, a Harry Potter quiz and also LIVE Owls!

  • Ten Writers Telling Lies

    Ten Writers Telling Lies is a unique collaboration between a group of storytellers, poets and the singer-songwriter Jim Byrne. The writers got together with Jim in 2016 to create a collection of songs, poems and stories.

  • Gill Sims

    Gill Sims is the author and illustrator of the hugely successful parenting blog and Facebook site 'Peter and Jane'. She lives in Scotland with her husband, two children and a recalcitrant rescue Border Terrier, who rules the house.

  • Kevin MacNeil - Robert Louis Stevenson: An Anthology


    First imagined in the 1960s but never published, this collection of Robert Louis Stevenson’s essays, fables and short stories was compiled by Jorge Luis Borges and Adolfo Bioy Casares – a collection of their favourite works of non-fiction, short stories and fables. The themes – integrity, intellectual and imaginative truth, literary meaning, the fantastic – are common to all three authors, and these connections are explored in an introduction by Kevin MacNeil

    Robert Louis Stevenson was a 19th century Scottish writer notable for such novels as Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson now ranks as the 26th most translated author in the world.

    Jorge Luis Borges was an Argentine writer and poet born in Buenos Aires, whose works have become classics of 20th-century world literature.
    Adolfo Bioy Casares was an Argentine writer and editor, known both for his own work and for his collaborations with Jorge Luis Borges. His elegantly constructed works are oriented toward metaphysical possibilities and employ the fantastic to achieve their meanings.

    Kevin MacNeil is an award-winning writer from the Outer Hebrides now living in Stirling. He is a novelist, poet, editor and screenwriter. His books include The Stornoway Way (Penguin, 2006) and most recently The Brilliant & Forever (Polygon, 2016).


  • Alan Taylor - A Friendship with Murial Spark

    Dame Muriel Spark, DBE was a prolific Scottish novelist, short story writer, and poet whose darkly comedic voice made her one of the most distinctive writers of the twentieth century. In 2008 The Times newspaper named Spark in its list of "the 50 greatest British writers since 1945".

    Alan Taylor has been a journalist for over 30 years. He was deputy and managing editor at the Scotsman, and for the last 15 years has been Writer-at-Large for the Sunday Herald.

    His new book, Appointment in Arezzo: A Friendship With Muriel Spark, is an intimate, fond and funny memoir of one of the greatest novelists of the last century. With sources ranging from notebooks kept from his very first encounter with Muriel and the hundreds of letters they exchanged over the years, this is an invaluable portrait of one of Edinburgh’s premiere novelists.

  • Sir John Lister-Kaye & Jim Crumley

    Jim Crumley is a nature writer, journalist and poet with 30 books to his name. His latest book, The Nature Of Winter was published in September 2017 and follows on from The Nature of Autumn, which has been longlisted for the Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize 2017 and was shortlisted for the Richard Jefferies Society and White Horse Bookshop Literary Prize 2017.

  • Charlie MacLean

    Charlie MacLean

    Charles Maclean has been researching and writing books & articles about Whiskey since 1981, including Spirit of Place, Whiskeypedia, 30-Second Whiskey, Scotland's Secret History, and more. He shares his enthusiasm and knowledge by giving talks & tastings around the world and by presenting training programmes and Masterclasses for whisky companies, clubs and individuals.