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More Books About Buildings and Crime: The Architecture of Scottish Crime Fiction

Scottish Parliament Edinburgh EH99 1SP

There are few literary genres in which maps, floor-plans and architectural features matter so deeply as in crime fiction. From the earliest days of ‘Tartan Noir’, Scottish crime writers have exploited the symbolic and structural significance of buildings in framing their various scenes of the crime. In this lecture, crime writer and academic Liam McIlvanney […]


ASL Schools Conference 2023

James Watt South Building, University of Glasgow Engineering Way, Glasgow

The ASL Schools Conference will offer CPD in areas of language and literature for teachers of English, for BGE, National 5, Higher, and Advanced Higher. The presentations will cover drama, poetry, novels, film and television, and creative writing, in English and Scots. Please note, this event is aimed at teachers and teachers-in-training, specifically those who […]


Encoding and Analysing “The Lyon in Mourning”

Online event

“The Lyon in Mourning” manuscript (1747–1775), currently held by the National Library of Scotland, is a unique document in Scottish history. Compiled by Jacobite clergyman Robert Forbes after the suppression of the final Jacobite Rising in 1746, the work consists of ten small volumes of transcribed conversations, narrative accounts, poems, songs, letters and even material […]