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A Statement from Hugh Andrew, Managing Director
15 October 2013
To the readers of this page:

Debi Gliori and myself have spent much of the last 2 years in silence being traduced and vilified by Angus Stewart with regard to our book The Tobermory Cat. While we are sure most people would rather see pictures of Mull and indeed the cat rather than...
Stuart Clark: winner of the 2013 European Astronomy Journalism Prize
12 September 2013
Congratulations to Stuart Clark!

The winner of the 2013 European Astronomy Journalism Prize is author (of The Sky’s Dark Labyrinth Trilogy) and astronomy journalist Stuart Clark for his piece ‘When the dust unsettles’. This article featured in New Scientist and looked at cosmic dust,...

Arena Title Shortlisted for Rugby Book of the Year 2013
29 April 2013
Arena, the new sport imprint of Birlinn Limited, is delighted to announce that Behind the Lions: Playing Rugby for the British & Irish Lions by Stephen Jones, Tom English, Nick Cain and David Barnes has been shortlisted for the Rugby Book of Year in the 11th annual British Sports Book...
George Mackay Brown on BBC Radio 4
23 April 2013

Polygon is delighted to announce that BBC Radio 4 has selected three short stories by George Mackay Brown to be broadcast over three consecutive Sundays beginning on 28 April at 19.45, immediately after Pick of the Week.

The adaptations are taken from two of his best know...

New Sport Publishing Imprint Announced, Arena Sport
14 April 2013

Birlinn Ltd, leading independent publishing house, is launching Arena Sport, a new imprint, with titles debuting later this Spring. The Arena Sport imprint is designed for the general trade and five or six titles per year are planned.

The six books to be published this year...

Alexander McCall Smith unveiled a public art wall bearing his words
08 February 2013

'This is a city of shifting light, of changing skies, of sudden vistas. A city so beautiful it breaks the heart again and again.'

The art wall installation at Atria Edinburgh was a key feature of the building’s design at...