Festival Diary

Rogues Gallery: Faces of Crime 1870-1917

Fri, 17th Nov - Sun, 26th Nov

Previously unseen albums held in Edinburgh City Archives, together with official records of trials from National Records of Scotland brought toge…

Sat, 18th Nov

Jean Findlay : In the footsteps of CK Scott Moncrieff…..

Sat, 18th Nov 12:30 - 13:30

From the outside an enigma, Scott Moncrieff left a trail of writings that describe a man expert at living a paradoxical life: fervent Catholic co…

Annie Gray - Greedy Queen

Sat, 18th Nov 14:00 - 15:00

Voracious and adventurous in her tastes, Queen Victoria was head of state during a revolution in how we ate - from the highest tables to the most…

In The Footsteps of the Enlightenment

Sat, 18th Nov 14:30 - 16:00

Join writer and walking enthusiast Stephen Millar, author of Edinburgh’s Hidden Walks, on a wee wonder around Edinburgh’s Old Town and discover t…

Sarah Fraser : The Prince Who Would Be King: The Life and Death of Henry Stuart

Sat, 18th Nov 15:30 - 16:30

​ Henry Stuart, Prince of Wales was once the hope of Britain. Eldest son to James VI of Scotland, James I of England, Henry was the epitome of h…

Trevor Royle : Culloden

Sat, 18th Nov 17:00 - 18:00

SADLY THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Aaron Edwards : War. What is it good for?

Sat, 18th Nov 19:00 - 20:00

War has been a perennial feature of human history since ancient times, yet it remains a poorly understood phenomenon. It has done much to shape …

Runaway Slaves In Britain

Sat, 18th Nov 19:30 - 21:30

Relatively little is known about the enslaved people who lived and died in 18th century Britain. Runaway slaves inadvertently generated records o…

Scotland : A Century of Nationalism

Sat, 18th Nov 20:30 - 21:30

For many, the very real possibility of a sovereign Scotland brought the Independence movement with its hopes, dreams and aspirations into sharp f…

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