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The Portable Fairy Hill: The Scottish Gaelic Storytelling Tradition in the Highlands and Nova Scotian Diaspora

Online event

Headstrong heroines and hot-tempered chieftains, loch monsters and hill fairies, cattle raids and clan feuds, wise animals and foolish saints: the folktales of the Scottish Highlands preserve the history and beliefs of a people deeply rooted in their land and culture. The fairy hill can be understood in Gaelic tradition not just as the portal […]


Book launch: ‘The Crooked Dividend: Essays on Muriel Spark’, ed. by Gerard Carruthers and Helen Stoddart


Join us to celebrate the launch of The Crooked Dividend, a collection of essays from Spark scholars and experts, proceeding from the 2018 Muriel Spark International Symposium. Hear from co-editor Dr Helen Stoddart on the fresh insights into the life and work of Muriel Spark (1918–2006) revealed in the collection. Professor Colin Kidd delves into Spark’s […]


ASLS Schools Conference 2021

The ASLS Schools Conference will offer CPD in areas of language and literature for teachers of English at Secondary, for BGE, National 5, and Higher. The presentations will cover drama, poetry, short stories, novels, and graphic novels, in English and Scots. This event will be run via Zoom. Login details for the event will be […]