A Path to Alternative History
Sunday 12 August 11:45 - 12:45
Founder of the Borders Book Festival and former director of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Alistair Moffat has recently been exploring Scotland’s forgotten paths in order to depict an alternative history of the country, which he does beautifully in...
Great Women of Scotland
Sunday 12 August 18:30 - 19:30
How Do We Provide a Home for Everyone?
Sunday 12 August 19:30 - 21:00
Scotland's 5 New Towns were built to alleviate urban overcrowding and poverty. Just over 70 years later, we have similarly pressing problems: housing shortages, a privately-owned rental market, and widely unaffordable house prices. Examine the future of...
Mackintosh and The Glasgow Style
Monday 13 August 10:00 - 11:00
Best known for his architecture and furniture design, Charles Rennie Mackintosh was also an accomplished artist who along with three friends from the Glasgow School of Art were 'The Four' at the centre of the Glasgow Style of the late 19th century. In...
This is High-Rise
Monday 13 August 14:00 - 15:00
Singing the Praises of Urban Landscapes
Monday 13 August 17:45 - 18:45
The development of Scotland’s urban landscapes links the latest works from historians Kirsten Carter McKee and E Patricia Dennison. Edinburgh’s ‘Third New Town’ (aka Calton Hill and the surrounding area) is the focus for Carter McKee who finds...
Scottish Art’s Free Radicals
Wednesday 15 August 14:15 - 15:15
Picturing Victorian Scotland
Wednesday 15 August 17:00 - 18:00
Scotland From Above
Friday 17 August 12:15 - 13:15
Few of us experience Scotland’s majesty from above. In his book Scotland from the Sky, based on the BBC Scotland series, aerial photography buff James Crawford gives us a bird’s eye view of our nation in both space and time, starting with what an...
Showcasing Rare Treasures
Tuesday 21 August 10:00 - 17:00
The National Library of Scotland showcases rare print items and films from its collections, which capture and celebrate the unique stories from the New Towns of Scotland: East Kilbride, Cumbernauld, Glenrothes, Livingston and Irvine. Enjoy film...