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A Library of One’s Own

09 Nov ’19
‘From the moment I first ventured into a library I wanted one of my own.’ Famously, Virginia Woolf said that a woman must have money and a room of…
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Something Money Can’t Buy

23 Apr ’21
Michael McEwan on the failed European Super League At the entrance to Celtic Park, the home of Glasgow Celtic FC, there is a bronze statue of the…
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Two Love Poems by Edwin Morgan

08 Feb ’21
As Jackie Kay writes in her introduction to twenty poems by Edwin Morgan about love, ‘Edwin Morgan knew all about love: its mysteries, its…
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Looking Forward to… Rhubarb!

08 Feb ’21
Even if you don’t feel like going out in the cold, there is plenty of planning-ahead to do for your green space. Our gardens have been in deep…
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    Ian Buxton

    ‘Ian Buxton tackles the drink that used to be called “Mother’s Ruin” in a book that’s newly revised and updated to take into account the new kids on the block. …You’ll find Buxton’s learned take on products such as Harris Gin and Achroos and don’t think your choice of tonic water is any less open to innovation and variety’ – Herald on Sunday

    Ian is a best-selling author on Gin, Rum and Whisky. See the full range HERE

    Your Chance to Join the Team

    13 Apr ’21
    Birlinn Ltd, Scotland’s largest independent publishing house, is seeking to employ a full-time Events Co-ordinator and Campaign Assistant – come…
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    Spring Comes, Even This Year

    19 Mar ’21
    This weekend we mark the Spring Equinox and International Day of Happiness on Saturday (20 March), and World Poetry Day on Sunday (21 March). It…
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