Edinburgh

Scotland Street Returns to Scotland’s National Newspaper – The Scotsman (read it online)

Date Published: 10th August 2020

44 Scotland Street makes a welcome return to The Scotsman newspaper today – and it will tickle readers every weekday until Christmas (or thereabouts). Scotland Street is back! Click on the link below and read the first episode of the new series of Scotland Street here and follow it daily in print or online. https://www.scotsman.com/arts-and-culture/books/new-44-scotland-street-chapter-1-window-binoculars-2936597  It doesn’t matter if […]

EIBF- For the Love of Scotland (UK)

Date: 16 August 2018
Venue: Baillie Gifford Main Theatre
Time: 6.45pm

His books have become bestsellers around the globe, but Alexander McCall Smith remains resolutely proud of, and fascinated by, his Scottish home. Today he talks with Jamie Jauncey about how his love of Scotland has influenced his writing and infused his international novels, including the world-renowned The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series. Tickets can be purchased on the […]

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

Date: 20 August 2017
Venue: Baillie Gifford Main Theatre
Time: 18.45

Join Alexander at one of four events at the Edinburgh International Book Festival (event 4 of 4), 2017. How best to tell the story of Scotland’s history? A good way would be to do what Historic Environment Scotland have done – assemble five of our finest authors to write about the 25 buildings that have shaped […]

Edinburgh International Book Festival (Event 3 of 4) (UK)

Date: 19 August 2017
Venue: Baillie Gifford Main Theatre
Time: 17.00

Join Alexander at the Edinburgh International Book Festival (event 3 of 4). Bliss on Colonsay, plastic surgery in Edinburgh, strange encounters in Botswana, and pirates in the Caribbean have all contributed to Alexander McCall Smith receiving the Medal of Honour for Achievements in Literature from the Arts Club of New York – encounter them all […]

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

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

Join Alexander on home ground at the Edinburgh International Book Festival (event 2 of 4). 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 […]

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

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

Join Alexander McCall Smith on home ground at the Edinburgh International Book Festival (event 1 of 4). 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 […]