Events


Gaelic stories, songs & rhymes with Gillebride

Doune, Stirling
Free, ticketed
Family, Adults, Young Adult
Saturday 26 November 2016 14:00

Internationally-renowned singer Gillebrìde MacMillan - who appeared in Outlander as Gwylliam the Bard- will be giving a workshop with stories, songs and rhymes in English and Gaelic.   

He is a native Gaelic speaker from South Uist and he is a Gaelic teacher and singer.   

No experience is necessary for this session and all children and adults welcome.


Tales from the Shop & by the Fire

Thurso, Highland
Free, unticketed
Children, Family, Adults, Young Adult
Friday 25 November 2016 11:30

Christine Stone was born in Upper Coll on the Isle of Lewis but has for many years lived in Castletown. She will read or tell the stories from her latest book, Tales from the Shop and by the Fire. This is a collection of community and family oral tales from the district of Back, on the Isle of Lewis, recorded for posterity because although they have been passed on from generation to generation there is a worry that they could now be lost. This is a Gaelic language event but Christine makes her stories understandable for those without Gaelic.


Design by the Book: A Scottish Publishing Showcase

Edinburgh, Edinburgh
Paid, Exhibition included in Admission to Castle
Children, Adults, Young Adult
Monday 21 November 2016 09:30, Tuesday 22 November 2016 09:30, Wednesday 23 November 2016 09:30, Thursday 24 November 2016 09:30, Friday 25 November 2016 09:30, Saturday 26 November 2016 09:30, Sunday 27 November 2016 09:30

In November, Publishing Scotland presents an exhibition at Edinburgh Castle to celebrate the very best in contemporary book design and innovation. Design by the Book: A Scottish Publishing Showcase will highlight distinctive contributions from a diverse array of Scottish publishers, and will go behind the scenes of the creative process. Launching during Book Week Scotland, the exhibition also marks the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design and will take place from Monday 21 November until Sunday 27 November at the atmospheric Castle Vaults at Edinburgh Castle.


Saltire Society Literary Awards 2016

Edinburgh, Edinburgh
Free, ticketed
Adults
Thursday 24 November 2016 18:00

The Saltire Literary Awards have a proud history of celebrating and bringing wider attention to excellence in all literary forms and is now Scotland's foremost literary awards. From poetry and plays to novels and non-fiction, the Saltire Literary Awards are a testament to the outstanding calibre of modern Scottish literature in all its varied forms. The Awards celebrate and support literary and academic excellence across six distinct fields with the winner of each of the individual book awards going forward to be considered for the Saltire Book of the Year award.


And They Called Him Aiken Drum...

High Valleyfield, Fife
Free, ticketed
Family
Tuesday 22 November 2016 16:00

Aiken Drum's Scottish songs and stories will have little ones singing, stamping, clapping and howling with laughter. Revive favourite rhymes and tales from across Scotland and discover new delights. Join in and learn new words in Scots and Gaelic and have some fun with our favourite Borders storyteller.


Publication Studio Glasgow Launch!

Glasgow , Glasgow
Free, ticketed and Paid/ticketed depending on event
Adults, Young Adult
Monday 21 November 2016 14:00

Publication Studio (founded in 2009 in Portland, Oregon) is an international network of sibling studios, with a presence in thirteen cities including New York, London, Rotterdam and now, Glasgow.

Publication Studio prints and binds books one at a time on-demand, creating original work with artists and writers they admire. They attend to the social life of the book. A laboratory for publication in its fullest sense—not just the production of books, but the production of a public. Together these construct a space of conversation which beckons a public into being.


Where's That Book?

Kirkcaldy, Fife
Free, drop in event (turn up anytime during these times)
Adults
Tuesday 22 November 2016 11:00, Thursday 24 November 2016 11:00, Friday 25 November 2016 11:00, Saturday 26 November 2016 11:00

Treasure hunt in the shop. Search the books for Book Week Scotland stickers. Any you find complete with stickers, you can take home.