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…

Wed, 22nd Nov

Unionists and Jacobites

Wed, 22nd Nov 13:00 - 13:30

​Explore the Old Town haunts of heroes, spies, sangsters and rebels. Part of the FREEDOM AND FAITH 1517-2017 series

Protestant Union ; Jacobite Cause

Wed, 22nd Nov 14:00 - 15:00

​Why did the 1707 Union of Parliaments not settle Scotland's conflicts? What drove the Jacobite Risings? Part of the FREEDOM AND FAITH 1517-20…

Growing Up In Scotland : A Century of Childhood

Wed, 22nd Nov 15:00 - 16:00

Childhood has changed tremendously in the last hundred years. Today most children in Scotland are protected, cosseted and well fed: just over a h…

Pam Wardell : Soviet Dissidents Secret Love

Wed, 22nd Nov 16:00 - 17:00

​Growing up in Glasgow, Pam Wardell was always fascinated by her mother’s stories about pre-revolutionary St Petersburg, the place she and her fo…

Enemies Within: The Paranoid Style in Revolutionary Russia

Wed, 22nd Nov 18:30 - 19:30

​Dr Iain Lauchlan of the University of Edinburgh looks at the revolutionary events of 1917, which provoked three distinctive Russian manifestatio…

Edinburgh in the Shadows

Wed, 22nd Nov 19:30 - 20:30

​What the tourist guides never reveal - stories, tales and poems of drugs, murder, witchcraft, executions and hatchet jobs that reveal the truth …

Tom Devine in conversation with Kevin McKenna

Wed, 22nd Nov 20:00 - 21:00

Professor Sir Tom Devine. A man not known for his reticence. Kevin McKenna. An interviewer not known for his deference.

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