Byres Road Book Festival: Alasdair C. Whyte


Dr Alasdair C. Whyte is a writer, singer and performer from the island of Muile~Mull. He currently lives in Glasgow where he holds a Research Fellowship at the University of Glasgow. He was named Gaelic Ambassador of the Year by the Scottish Government in 2019 and 2020.

Alasdair has composed and published writing in various forms including prose, poetry and song. His first book, Maim-slè (‘Torrent’), is a book of new writing in Gaelic and English exploring language shift, sustainability and identity with original artwork by Alice Louise Watson. It was shortlisted for the Donald Meek Award for Best Non-Fiction Book at the 2022 Gaelic Literature Awards. Alasdair’s latest book, Glasgow’s Gaelic Place-names, is published in September 2023.

  • Saturday 23 September, 12pm
  • Hillhead Library, 348 Byres Road, Glasgow, G12 8AP
  • Tickets free; register on Eventbrite
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Saturday 23 Sep 2023
Hillhead Library, Glasgow. United Kingdom