News & Events


Alexander McCall Smith scoops major Award

Date Published: 10th May 2017

Alexander McCall Smith — writer and creator of The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency — has received a major award, (9 May 2017). The President, The Board of Governors, and The Literary Arts Committee of  The National Arts Club of America presented The Medal of Honor for Achievement in Literature to Alexander McCall Smith at an Award Ceremony last […]

Last few days of a very special Botwsana offer

Date Published: 21st March 2017

OFFER EXTENDED UNTIL END MARCH 2017 Special offer available now.  Belmond Safaris are once again offering an exclusive experience, a 6 night stay at the Belmond Botswana Lodges, Africa with Alexander McCall Smith. They are offering guests the chance to share in his memories and personal experiences of his beloved Botswana, as he regales tails around […]

Back with a Splash in The Scotsman newspaper

Date Published: 24th February 2017

Scotland Street is back ‘Scotland Street‘ returns today to the pages of The Scotsman newspaper in Scotland with the first episode in this, the twelfth series featuring all our much loved characters−Irene, Stewart, Little Bertie, Bruce, Domenica et al.  Enjoy their company as they return for more ‘goings on’  in the neighbourhood. Read an article about the […]


Alexander McCall Smith in Tetbury (UK)

Date: 27 July 2017
Venue: Tetbury Goods Shed, Gumstool Hill, Tetbury, GL8 8DG
Time: 7.00pm

An evening with Alexander McCall Smith is an evening of sheer delight. Join the worldwide bestselling author in association with the Yellow-Lighted Bookshop as he discusses his latest books. 

Edinburgh International Book Festival (Event 1 of 4) (UK)

Date: 15 August 2017
Venue: Baillie Gifford Main Theatre
Time: 13.30

As well as being one of world’s bestselling and best-loved writers (he just won Medal of Honour for Achievements in Literature from the Arts Club of New York), Alexander McCall Smith has one of the most infectious giggles around. Expect to hear it as he discusses what Isabel Dalhousie, Mma Ramotswe and the inhabitants of […]

Edinburgh International Book Festival (Event 2 of 4) (UK)

Date: 17 August 2017
Venue: Baillie Gifford Main Theatre
Time: 18.45

An hour of mischief, music and laughter as the prolific Alexander McCall Smith discusses the latest happenings of all our favourite characters – Mma Ramotswe, Isabel Dalhousie, the inhabitants of Scotland Street and the delightful, intelligent and appealing characters from his standalone novels and adventures. A new volume in the hugely popular Scotland Street series, […]