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Books – The People’s City is published today to raise funds for OneCity Trust

If you buy the book, The People's City, you will not only get a good read, but you will also be contributing to OneCity Trust, Edinburgh's social inclusion charity. This is the fourth anthology which...

‘Banana flats’ could be listed

The flats made famous in Irvine Welsh's Trainspotting could be protected with a listed status. The charity organisation Historic Environment Scotland which cares for and protects the historic environment across the country is holding a...

Irvine Welsh announced as Patron of Screen Education Edinburgh

  Irvine Welsh, the Edinburgh born novelist, playwright, storyteller and screenwriter has today been announced as the Patron of Screen Education Edinburgh. Screen Education Edinburgh support young people and emerging talent in developing and expressing themselves...

Irvine Welsh joins police in praise of North Edinburgh community spirit

Just after midnight Assistant Chief Constable Malcolm Graham called a hastily arranged press conference outside Fettes Police Station, where he broke the sad news that officers had recovered the body of a young boy in...

The Favourite Scottish Novel is Revealed

Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh has emerged as the winner of Book Week Scotland’s poll to find the favourite Scottish novel of the last 50 years. Over 8,800 votes were cast in the search for the...

Filth’s Brian McCardie makes Begbie look like a Disney Character

‘Filth,’ the eagerly anticipated film based on the Irvine Welsh novel of the same name is released in Scotland today, and actor Brian McCardie who plays the less than politically correct Detective Constable Dougie...

Irvine Welsh to Promote ‘Filth’ at Easter Road

Acclaimed Edinburgh author and lifelong Hibs’ fan Irvine Welsh will be holding a question and answer session in The Gallery Bar/Restaurant in Easter Road’s West Stand ahead of next week’s clash with St Mirren. Welsh,...

Writers Conference revived after 50 years at Edinburgh International Book Festival

The Edinburgh International Book Festival has announced the delegates who will attend sessions in the Edinburgh World Writers’ Conference this August. The Edinburgh events of this worldwide conference, which is an ambitious programming partnership...

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