The Past is a Foreign Country

Faclan: The Hebridean Book Festival at An Lanntair  29th October – 1st November 2014 

An assembly of key literary figures, commentators, thinkers and historians, aligned along the frontier of an idea

ROCK STARS STOLE MY LIFE

In a sodden tent at a ’70s festival, the teenage Mark Ellen dreamt that music was a rich meadow of possibility, a liberating leap to a sparkling future, an industry of human happiness – and he wanted to be part of it. Thus began his 50-year love affair with rock and roll... Learn More»

THE FLOWERS OF THE FOREST

On the brink of the First World War, Scotland was regarded throughout the British Isles as ‘the workshop of the Empire’. Clyde-built ships were known the world over, Scotland produced half of Britain’s total production of railway equipment, and the cotton and jute industries flourished in Paisley and Dundee. Learn More»

KITH

In a UNICEF study released in 2007, the UK came bottom of a list ranking industrialised nations in terms of child wellbeing. In Kith Jay Griffiths asks why that is, and through her examination of the very nature of childhood, exposes how contemporary society is denying children the time, space and place to enact their child nature, with serious consequences. Learn More»
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