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…

Fri, 24th Nov

John Knox: A Long Goodbye

Fri, 24th Nov 14:00 - 15:00

​Each succeeding century has had a different take on Knox - from historical player, to hero to scapegoat. Where are we now in the 21st century - …

The Antonine Wall : What World Heritage Sites can do for you

Fri, 24th Nov 14:00 - 15:00

​Ten years ago the Antonine Wall, the Roman frontier in Scotland, was nominated as a World Heritage Site. This ultimate accolade, handed down by …

Coffee Tea and a PhD: Laura Harrison: "Big Men need Big Swords" - The image and impact of William Wallace’s longsword

Fri, 24th Nov 14:30 - 15:30

​In 1814, the 11th Earl of Buchan unveiled a 6.6-meter statue of William Wallace on his Dryburgh estate in the Scottish borders.

Jane Tulloch : Lost Department Stores Of Edinburgh

Fri, 24th Nov 15:30 - 16:30

Jane Tulloch is in love with a vanished world of glass-topped counters, mourning departments and warmly deferential shop assistants providing cus…

At the edge of the Empire: Rome's military presence in Scotland

Fri, 24th Nov 18:30 - 19:30

​ "To robbery, slaughter, plunder, they give the lying name of empire; they make a solitude and call it peace". Calgacus

Dan Jones : The Templars

Fri, 24th Nov 19:30 - 21:30

​ Dan Jones is a bestselling historian, TV presenter and award-winning journalist. His books include The Plantagenets, The Hollow Crown and hi…

Talking to the Dead

Fri, 24th Nov 20:00 - 21:00

​Ash Pryce is your guide to the world of the Victorian obsession with talking to the dead. Hydesville. New York. 1848. The young Fox sisters begi…

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