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 BATTLE OF FALKIRK     July 22                                    ALLAN RAMSAY FESTIVAL    October 14th               ABERTAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY  October 19th      CELEBRATION OF SCOTS           November 8th         SERVICES  TO SCOTS           Video Link                      PERSPECTIVE     Video Link                                                                                                  

 

BATTLE OF FALKIRK COMMEMORATION   1pm/1.30pm    Falkirk

 I am delighted to be invited to address the good folk attending the annual service to commemorate the patriots who fought for Scottish independence at the Battle of Falkirk.

 Details of the parade and the ceremony here:

 http://www.thesocietyofwilliamwallace.com/

 

 

ALLAN RAMSAY FESTIVAL   The Allan Ramsay Hotel, Carlops  

 Saturday   October 14th 

 Very much looking forward to this annual celebration of the great Scots  poet Allan Ramsay and his son,  the renowned painter Allan Ramsay. I will be speaking about the convivial tradition of 18th century Scotland which was based mainly on French claret.

Guid claret best keeps oot the cauld

an drives awa the winter sune.

It maks a man baith gash an bauld

an heaves his saul ayont the mune.

 

More details to follow. Visit also:  https://www.allanramsayhotel.com/

 

ABERTAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY       Dundee University  October 19th 5pm

 Abertay Historical Society is 70 years old and as part of Dundee Literary Festival, Billy Kay will introduce the celebration by talking about the importance of local history.

 http://www.abertay.org.uk/

 

CELEBRATION OF SCOTS  Kinlochard The Trossachs,  November 8th.

 I will talk about the history of the Scots language illustrated with passages from writers like Dunbar and Fergusson. I will be joined by my friend Rod Paterson, with music from the great tradition of Scots song.

 Details here:    www.scottishmusicfestival.co.uk

  

AWARD for SCOTS 

 Meikle thenks for aw the kind words anent ma speech at #NaTrads.  Ablow is a link tae ma bittie.

 My section of the brilliant MG Alba programme for those who want to see the wee film and hear my speech. Thanks to all those who have commented on it and who have supported me in the guid cause.

 Many thanks to bees knees media for supplying a link to the clip:

https://vimeo.com/199133024

Password is:  hive01

  

PERSPECTIVE

 Delighted to contribute to Phantom Power's excellent preview programme of what we all hope will become a series on contemporary Scotland. Classy television!

  https://vimeo.com/184206233