Archive for the ‘Scotland’ Category

Robert Burns: To A Louse/ Video

Each year primary and secondary Schools across South Lanarkshire learn poems and songs by Scotland’s Bard Robert Burns. Some schools partake purely for pleasure whilst others polish their performances to compete in competitions. Here the winner of the William Law Memorial Trophy from Calderwood Primary performs ‘To a Louse’/ Video.

Today birthday of Andrew McCallum Crawford, Scottish author

Andrew McCallum Crawford

Today birthday of Andrew McCallum Crawford, Scottish author.

Read Andrew McCallum Crawford’s story, “Norwood Junction”, published in Interlitq.

A Day in the Life of a Literature Undergrad | Glasgow Vlog

Just a normal day in the life of a Literature Undergrad student at Glasgow University.

Ian Rankin: The City of Edinburgh

Ian Rankin in Edinburgh

Continuing Heriot-Watt’s interview with Ian Rankin, he discusses Edinburgh – it’s future, its past and its essence.

This video forms part of our interview with Ian about Dame Muriel Spark, Heriot-Watt graduate and author of, amongst other works, the Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. To find out more, download the Heriot-Watt University alumni magazine at

Sunset Song voted Scotland’s favourite book

Sunset Song by Lewis Grassic Gibbon has been voted Scotland’s favourite book in a poll for the BBC’s Love To Read campaign.

The top 10 novels in the survey included contemporary and classic works by authors born or based in Scotland.

The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks was placed second, followed by Lanark by Alasdair Gray and The Thirty Nine Steps by John Buchan.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling was also commended.

The results of the public vote, conducted by BBC Scotland in partnership with The Scottish Book Trust and The Scottish Library and Information Council, were announced in a special programme presented by Kirsty Wark.

Over the summer, online voters chose from a list of 30 novels which were selected by a literary panel curated by the Scottish Book Trust.