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Panel stolen from The Great Tapestry of Scotland Exhibition
16 September 2015
A Panel was stolen from Great Tapestry of Scotland in Kirkcaldy gallery

One of the beautiful panels from The Great Tapestry of Scotland was stolen from Kirkcaldy Galleries on 10 September 2015. Anyone with information should contact Police Scotland. Please help us...
Free audio tracks with your copy of <i>The Magicians of Scotland</i>
29 July 2015


To celebrate the launch of Ron Butlin’s new collection The Magicians of Scotland we are giving you 14 audio tracks from the collection, read by Ron himself, so you can listen as well as read the poems....
Tobermory Cat – A Joint Statement by Angus Stewart and Birlinn Limited
27 July 2015
Joint Statement by Angus Stewart and Birlinn Limited

Angus Stewart and Birlinn Limited wish to announce that they have resolved their dispute over the right to use the name Tobermory Cat in creative works involving similar cat characters. A framework has now been agreed which...
Fatty O’Leary’s Dinner Party by Alexander McCall Smith wins the 2015 Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction
18 May 2015
Everyman’s Library and Champagne Bollinger today, Tuesday 19 May 2015, announce Alexander McCall Smith as the winner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for his superbly irreverent Fatty O’Leary’s Dinner Party.

This is the first time McCall Smith, the bestselling...
Behind the Rose Shortlisted for BSBA Awards!
30 April 2015
Arena, the sport imprint of Birlinn Limited, is delighted to announce that Behind the Rose: Playing Rugby for England by Stephen Jones and Nick Cain has been shortlisted for the Rugby Book of Year in the 2015 annual British Sports Book Awards.



There are eleven award...

Fatty O'Leary's Dinner Party Short-listed for the 2015 Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize
01 April 2015
Alexander McCall Smith’s Fatty O’Leary’s Dinner Party has been short-listed for the 2015 Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize.

Scottish literary giants Alexander McCall Smith and Irvine Welsh go head-to-head against debut novels from Caitlin Moran, Helen Lederer and...
Traveller and author Sheila Stewart has died.
09 December 2014
Desperately sad news that Sheila Stewart has died. She was the last in the line of the Stewarts of Blair, a family of Scottish travellers who carried the ancient musical and oral traditions of Scotland out of the mists of time into the twentieth century. Recorded by collectors like Hamish...
Laurie Campbell wins lifetime achievement award at RSPB Nature of Scotland Awards
21 November 2014
Laurie Campbell wins lifetime achievement award at RSPB Nature of Scotland Awards

The final accolade of the evening, the Lifetime Achievement Award, was given to leading natural history and landscape photographer Laurie Campbell. His award winning photographs...
Agnes Owens (1926–13 October 2014)
16 October 2014
'Agnes Owens' hallmarks have been a frank irony, a deadpan gothic quality and a down-to-earth insistence on the surreality of most people's normality' – Ali Smith

'Agnes Owens was the most unfairly neglected of all Scottish authors. I don't know why' – Alasdair Gray

'What if Agnes...

Alastair Reid – poet, essayist and translator, has died died at the age of 88.
24 September 2014
Alastair Reid, born in Whithorn 22 March, 1926, a poet, essayist and translator, has died died at the age of 88.

Neville Moir, Publishing Director of Polygon had this to say:

Scotland has lost one of its finest poets and essayists. It was a great honour for Polygon...