Tag: scotland

Scot Lit Fest Friday email 2016: #ScotLitFest & The Saltire Society

Miss our Friday morning email? Well, you’re in luck. Here’s what we had… #SCOTLITFEST officially kicks off today! For our first email to subscribers we thought we’d give you a little insight into the people who have made this virtual festival possible: The Saltire Society. As an initiative run by the Saltire Society as part […]

Read more

Five short story collections to dive into.

We’re very much looking forward to seeing Kirsty Logan and Helen McClory in conversation for Scot Lit Fest. You can join us in the office to watch it in person, or watch it┬álivestreamed, from the comfort of your home. With both being behind some magnificent short story collections, we thought we’d give you a bundle […]

Read more

Publisher spotlight: Floris Books

As part of #ScotLitFest, we’re hoping to shine a spotlight on not just the authors, but the publishers in Scotland with a five point guide. Today, we’ll be looking at Floris Books. The who, where, what and why. Floris Books is an independent publisher based in Edinburgh. There are two main areas of the business. […]

Read more

Delve into Scotland for #MusicMonday.

Let’s have a #MusicMonday, shall we? Scotland has a brilliant musical history, and a thriving music scene. Luckily, when it comes to books, there’s just as much to delve into, whether it’s game-changing bands or the history of a city, here’s just a few to get you started. Songs in the Key of Fife – […]

Read more

Five Scottish book bodies to follow on Twitter.

Looking to get your head around what’s going on in Scotland book-wise? Twitter’s always a fine place to start. So, we’ve rounded up five must-follows for book bodies in Scotland. Scottish Book Trust | @scottishbktrust Scottish Book Trust is a national charity changing lives through reading and writing. They believe that books and reading have […]

Read more

Five unmissable Saltire Society pamphlets.

We’ve been exploring many elements of the Scottish literary climate, from festivals to authors inspired by our lands. As an initiative run by the Saltire Society as part of their 80th anniversary celebrations, we decided to look into their pamphlets by way of an introduction to newcomers as to one element of what the society […]

Read more