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McCall Smith is ready for the Edinburgh Award

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Alexander McCall Smith is the recipient of the prestigious Edinburgh Award for 2020. He has been preparing to receive the award by having his handprints cast in clay.These will then be gilded and...

Edinburgh Award goes to Alexander McCall Smith

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This year's Edinburgh Award winner has been named by The City of Edinburgh Council as Edinburgh author, Alexander McCall Smith.The author will receive an engraved Loving Cup from the Lord Provost and have...

Borders Book Festival 2019 – tickets now on sale

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Baillie Gifford Borders Book Festival programme was announced today with the help of pupils from Melrose Primary School Ellie Darlow (11) and members of the Caledonian Dandie Dinmont Terrier clubThe world premiere of the...

Poem by Alexander McCall Smith up for auction at Eric Liddell Centre Going for...

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A poem penned by author Alexander McCall Smith CBE will be one of the auction items at the 2019 Eric Liddell Centre Going For Gold Gala which is on 26 April.Entitled, On running,...

Alexander McCall Smith has a vision for Edinburgh’s future

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Edinburgh now and in the future by Alexander McCall Smith Alexander McCall Smith submitted his views to the Edinburgh 2050 Vision project.In 2016, the city of Edinburgh began a conversation about its future to create a...

Some radio highlights on BBC Radio 4 this December

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Even though it is a busy time of year we often spend more time listening to the radio or watching TV. On Radio 4 this festive season there will be some stellar guests on Desert Island...

Thursday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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 Russkaya Capella: Russian Choral Music with a Christmas Flavour. A mixed voice chamber choir performing Russian music, Russkaya Capella was founded in Glasgow in 2009 and is one of very few choirs in the...

What’s On In Edinburgh this week

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 MONDAY 8TH DECEMBER 2014For Crying Out Loud: special screenings for carers and their babies under 12 months old - maximum of 2 adults per baby. Babychanging, bottle warming and buggy parking facilities available. This...

Ian Rankin now on display at Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Alexander McCall Smith commissioned a portrait of crime writer Ian Rankin and he has presented it to the Scottish National Portrait Gallery where it can be viewed now. The painting is described as meticulous...

Quote from McCall Smith puts the seal on council office development

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A new public art installation has been designed as part of a council-backed office building to feature the words of Edinburgh author, Alexander McCall Smith.  The city centre development next to the Edinburgh International Conference...

Book Week Scotland’s Reading Hour at the museum

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Alexander McCall Smith to lead Reading Hour at National Museum of Scotland for Book Week Scotland Celebrated authors Alexander McCall Smith and Lari Don will lead a read-in at the National Museum of Scotland this...

Edinburgh Fringe Festival preview – The World According to Bertie

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How Edinburgh is this Fringe show? Legendary author Alexander McCall Smith's groundbreaking 44, Scotland Street series was written in Edinburgh, is about Edinburgh and has now been adapted for the stage for the very...

Okavango Macbeth – Shakespeare with a twist

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Tonight, Okavango Macbeth is being performed by the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, at The Queen's Hall in Edinburgh.It is the classic tale of Shakespeare's Macbeth, told in a not-so-classic way through baboons...

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