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, 25th Nov

Historic Fiction Writing Workshop with Margaret Skea

Sat, 25th Nov 11:00 - 13:00

Margaret Skea is an award winning novelist and short story writer, with acclaimed novels such as 'A House Divided' and 'Turn of The Tide' to her…

Coffee, Tea and a PhD - “Hear a Celtic race from their battle-place”: Irish and Scottish American Civil War Song Sentiments

Sat, 25th Nov 14:30 - 15:30

Catherine Bateson explores the sentiments and experience of Irish-born and descended soldiers who fought in the American Civil War (1861-1865), f…

Alan Ereira : The Nine Lives of John Ogilby Britain's Master Mapmaker and His Secrets

Sat, 25th Nov 15:00 - 16:00

​Alan Ereira brings us the life of John Ogilby, an astonishing picaresque adventure which is so fantastic as to be unbelievable.

Margaret Skea - Katharina: Deliverance

Sat, 25th Nov 15:30 - 16:30

​Award-winning novelist and short story writer Margaret Skea brings the story of Katharina von Bora to life in her novel, "Katharina: Deliverance…

Writing History Showcase

Sat, 25th Nov 16:00 - 18:00

Love Hilary Mantel? Come and discover some fresh historic offerings from authors Alex Nye, Fran Brady, Kaite Welsh, Maggie Ritchie and Snorri Kri…

Dangerous Women's Guide To Transgressive Behaviour

Sat, 25th Nov 19:00 - 22:00

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF TIME FROM PRINTED PROGRAMME There are women who have always refused the well-walked path, that easy life of the socially a…

Max Scratchmann: Last of the Burrah Sahibs

Sat, 25th Nov 19:00 - 20:00

​Max Sctratchmann was born in Calcutta, India, to Scottish parents in 1956. His autobiographical book, The Last Burrah Sahibs is a warm and witt…

Alex Salmond with Tom Devine : The Making Of Scotland’s Recent History

Sat, 25th Nov 19:30 - 21:30

Future academics studying Alex Salmond may be puzzled by the portrayal of the man who stood at the epicentre of Scotland’s recent history. Journa…

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