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Winter Words Festival 2018, Pitlochry Festival Theatre: Sally Magnusson

February 16 2018

A poignant true story set in 17th Century Iceland awaits visitors to the Winter Words Festival at Pitlochry Festival Theatre tomorrow. Broadcaster and author Sally Magnusson will talk about her debut novel, The Sealwoman’s Gift, a reimagining of the plight of the women and children involved in a 1627 Icelandic pirate raid.

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Getting the Train: The History of Scotland’s Railways

December 27 2017

Is it viable to re-open the St Andrews and Levenmouth rail links? St Andrews University educated historian and author David Ross shares his view with Michael Alexander as he discusses his new book - Getting the Train: The History of Scotland's railways.

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Oscar the ferry cat’s voyage of hope

December 2 2017

Four years ago, a happy holiday ended in sadness when the Arbuthnott family’s pet Siamese cat Oscar disappeared on the ferry as they travelled from South Uist back to the mainland.

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When it comes to the Scots tongue, Matthew Fitt is speaking our language

November 4 2017

Sometimes the best ideas are born over a glass (or two) of wine – or, in Matthew Fitt and James Robertson’s case, a plate of mince and tatties. Back in 2002, as the two local writers tucked into the traditional dish, they found themselves agreeing that there were too few good books in Scots for children and that they should do something about it.

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