Alistair Moffat at Atkinson-Pryce Bookshop


Alistair Moffat has shown himself to be one of the greatest chroniclers of the past and we are thrilled to welcome him to Biggar to talk about his latest book War Paths: Walking in the Shadows of the Clans.

Born and bred in the Borders, Alistair is a former director of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, director of programmes at STV and founder of the Borders Book Festival. Join us in the Library to hear about his incredible writing life.

Tickets: £7


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More about he War Paths:

Alistair Moffat sets off in the footsteps of the Highland clans. In twelve journeys he explores places of conflict, recreating as he walks the tumult of battle. As he recounts the military prowess of the clans – surely the most feared fighting men in western Europe – he also speaks of their lives, their language and culture before it was all swept away. The disaster at Culloden in 1746 represented not just the defeat of the Jacobite dream but also the unleashing of merciless retribution from the British government which dealt the Highland clans a blow from which they would never recover.

From the colonisers who attempted to ‘civilise’ the islanders of Lewis in the sixteenth century through the great battles of the eighteenth century – Killiekrankie, Dunkeld, Sheriffmuir, Falkirk and Culloden – this is a unique exploration of many of the places and events which define a country’s history.


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Tuesday 24 Oct 2023
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