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Scotland’s European History        Dundee July 14

Argentina ’78 A Love Story          BBC1  June 6

Classified Britain                            Radio 4

Frankenstein Dundee                     September 4

National Trust Cruise                     Sept 2 - 14

Scotland’s Memoir                          Film on Youtube

Cable Magazine                              February 2018

Award for Scots                               Video Link

 

 

Scotland’s European History  The Old Mill, Brown St Dundee  July 14 at 18.30.

 

Come and celebrate Scotland’s European heritage on Bastille Day in Dundee, and show solidarity with European citizens threatened by Brexit. My talk will range from Poland to Portugal, and from Russia to France. The talk is free but you need to register here:

 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/billy-kay-scotlands-european-history-tickets-46873404615

 

Check out European Citizens for an Independent Scotland on Facebook or Twitter @euforindyscot to see what else is being organised that day.

 

  

 

Argentina ’78 A Love Story

 

Delighted to have made a small contribution to this fine documentary

about Scotland’s ill starred trip to the World Cup in 1978. Poignant and sad.

But for me the sadness goes when we qualify again for the World Cup finals!

  

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b4fx2q

 

 

Classified Britain

 

Jim Naughtie presents this wee programme on the Dundee Courier c 1922. I’m recorded at City Quay, Dundee.  

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b52cml

 

 

Frankenstein Dundee   Radio Scotland Sept 4, 13.32  rpt Sept 9 07.04

 

2018 is the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein which was inspired by her stay as a young girl “on the blank and dreary northern shores of the Tay near Dundee.” A feature to explore the Dundee connection, her relationship with her hosts the mill-owning Baxter family, and the novels lasting effects on literature and film.

 

These are the famous lines in her inroduction to the 1831 edition of the seminal Gothic novel: :

 

“I lived principally in the country as a girl, and passed a considerable time in Scotland. I made occasional visits to the more picturesque parts; but my habitual residence was on the blank and dreary northern shores of the Tay, near Dundee. Blank and dreary on retrospection I call them; they were not so to me then. They were the eyry of freedom, and the pleasant region where unheeded I could commune with the creatures of my fancy. I wrote then—but in a most common-place style. It was beneath the trees of the grounds belonging to our house, or on the bleak sides of the woodless mountains near, that my true compositions of the airy flights of my imagination, were born and fostered.

 

 

Celtic Homelands Cruise    Sept 2 – 14

 

Very much looking forward to the National Trust for Scotland’s Cruise in September. I get the call every four years or so, and love taking part as a guest lecturer. Some of my favourite musicians are on board this time,  so the crack will be good as well.  Still some places left, so check it out and maybe see you on St Kilda?

 

https://www.nts.org.uk/cruises

 

This wee film I took part in gives you a flavour of what to expect:

 

https://www.nts.org.uk/cruises/on-board

 

 

Cable  Article  Brexit: This is Not Who We Are.

 

I am delighted to contribute a feature for Edition 8 of the excellent on- line magazine Cable – International Affairs from Scotland.

 

https://www.cablemagazine.scot/kay-brexit-not-who-we-are/

 

 

Scotland’s Memoir                                    Film on Youtube

 

I was proud to contribute to this lovely film about Scotland – this is who we are.        

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2x8P-nkFJ7M&t=45s   

 

 

 

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

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