A Scots Dictionary of Nature with Amanda Thomson

Tuesday 16 November | 19-21:00

Balloch Panel Event / Author Reading Adults

Free (ticketed)

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The Scots language has a deeply expressive vocabulary for the natural world. Join Amanda Thomson, visual artist and writer, for a fascinating exploration and celebration of this rich cultural inheritance. Amanda's book A Scots Dictionary of Nature brings together the language that we have created through the centuries to describe the animals, plants, weather and landscapes that we share our lives with. Amanda has collated and celebrated these traditional Scots words, which reveal ways of seeing and being in the world that are in danger of disappearing forever. What emerges is a vivid evocation of the nature and people of Scotland, past and present; of lives lived between the mountains and the sky.

Amanda Thomson is a visual artist and writer who teaches at the Glasgow School of Art. We are delighted to be able to offer an evening with Amanda as we explore a vital part of our culture that deserves to be better known especially as we collectively endeavour to reset and rebalance our relationship with the natural world.

"A stunning wee book detailing some of the wonderfully inventive Scots words that document the world around us." The List

Venue information

Balloch Library

Carrochan Road

G83 8BW

The venue is all on one level and it has automatic doors for disabled access. It also has a disabled toilet.


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