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Scottish Book Trust Podcast

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The Conversations episodes were produced by Spence Media, with music by EssGee Productions. The Your Stories episodes were created and hosted by Chris Dooks, a sound artist who specialises in sound residencies in communities across the UK, and supported by the Year of Scotland's Stories.

Episode 11 – Your Stories: Scotland's Stories from the Western Isles (Gaelic)

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Thig còmhla rinn gu na h-Eileanan Siar airson am pàirt mu dheireadh de: Ur Sgeulachdan – pod-craolaidh Sgeulachdan na h-Alba. Tha sinn a’ craoladh na sgeulachdan a chruinnich sinn nuair a chuir sinn seachad seachdain a’ tadhal air Bàgh a’ Chaisteil, Uibhist a Deas, Beinn a’ Bhadhla agus Beàrnaraigh mar phàirt de phòiseact shònraichte – Teine Campaichean Coimhearsnachd.

Chaidh am pod-craolaidh seo a riochdachadh le Raonaid Cheanadach ann an co-bhonn le Seirbheis Leabharlann Chomhairle nan Eilean Siar. Ceòl le Zakhar Valaha.

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Episode 10 – Your Stories: Scotland's Stories from the Western Isles (English)

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In the final episode of our Your Stories: Scotland's Stories podcast, producer Rachel Kennedy accompanies library van driver, Dòmhnall Ewan Morrison, and meets some of the Uist community. The stories featured were shared as part of our Community Campfires residencies earlier this year.

Podcast produced by Rachel Kennedy in partnership with Western Isles Libraries. Music by Zakhar Valaha.

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Episode 9 – Your Stories: Scotland's Stories from Fife

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Visit Fife with us in the third episode of our Your Stories: Scotland's Stories podcast. During our Community Campfires residencies earlier this year, we spent the week at the Jennie Lee Library in Lochgelly, and two care homes in the region as well as Lochgelly Bowling Club. Podcast produced by Chris Dooks in partnership with ONFife. Music by Zakhar Valaha.

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Episode 8 – Your Stories: Scotland's Stories from Inverclyde

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Come with us to Inverclyde for the second episode of our Your Stories: Scotland's Stories podcast. We're sharing the stories we collected during our week based at Port Glasgow Library and Clune Park Resource Centre. We visited Inverclyde as part of our Community Campfires residencies earlier this year. Podcast produced by Chris Dooks in partnership with Inverclyde Libraries. Music by Zakhar Valaha.

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Episode 7 – Your Stories: Scotland's Stories from North Ayrshire

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During our Community Campfires residencies earlier this year, Scottish Book Trust spent the week at Garnock Valley and Irvine, asking the communities if they had a story to share. Podcast produced by Chris Dooks in partnership with North Ayrshire Libraries. Music by Zakhar Valaha.

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Episode 6 – Introducing Your Stories: Scotland's Stories

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Each episode, you'll hear from people all over Scotland and all walks of life. From a Mobile Library driver in Uist, to a Mona Lisa mural in North Ayrshire. We collected the stories in Inverclyde, Fife, North Ayrshire and The Western Isles, during Scottish Book Trust's Community Campfires residencies as part of Scotland's Year of Stories 2022.

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Episode 5 – Book Week Scotland Conversations: Scottish Poetry and Slavery

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Join Lisa Williams and Hannah Lavery on a virtual walking tour, exploring Scottish poetry's links to slavery via Edinburgh landmarks.

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Episode 4 – Book Week Scotland Conversations: Language

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Listen in on author James Robertson and poet and broadcaster, Pàdraig MacAoidh's conversation about the complexities and joys of language. James is a strong advocate for the teaching of Scots in schools and co-founder of the Scots language imprint Itchy Coo; while Pàdraig is a native Gaelic speaker.

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Episode 3 – Book Week Scotland Conversations: Home

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Listen to David Keenan, multi-talented author, critic and musician, in conversation with novelist and short story writer Meaghan Delahunt on what home means to them. David's first novel was a love letter to small town life in late '70s/early '80s Scotland and Meaghan, while Melbourne-born, has called Scotland her home since 1992.

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Episode 2 – Book Week Scotland Conversations: Childhood

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Listen to Catherine Simpson and Mara Menzies’s funny, insightful and moving conversation about what childhood meant for them.

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Episode 1 – Book Week Scotland Conversations: Reading

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Tom Pow, creative director of A Year of Conversation, talks to fellow poet and founder of Open Book, Marjorie Lotfi Gill about books and reading.

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