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SALTIRE SOCIETY ARRAN               March 15

SWANSTON BRASSERIE DINNER   March 18

COMMONWEAL MILNATHORT      March 29

D.A.R.N DUNDEE UNIVERSITY        March 31

GATEHOUSE OF FLEET                       April 21

 

AWARD FOR SERVICES  TO SCOTS                

PERSPECTIVE                                              

E MAIL & DOMAIN CHANGE                

 

 

 

SCOTS & ULSTER SCOTS ON TV

 

Billy contributed to two television features in February, and  both are available on the BBC iPlayer for a few weeks

 

Growing Up in Scotland  A Century of Childhood  Programme 1  Education:

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08gd0gc

 

 

A Special Relationship   Scotland and Ulster  Episode 2:

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08flz0v/a-special-relationship-series-1-episode-2

 

 

 

SALTIRE SOCIETY Altachorvie Hotel  Lamlash    March 15,  7.30pm

 

Billy Kay is one of the great chroniclers of Scottish language and culture and author of  books such as  The Scottish World, Scots The Mither Tongue and Knee Deep in Claret  In this special talk he will tell stories from his travels and detail the incredible influence the Scottish diaspora has had in far flung countries of the world.  For more information e mail:

 

hazel.gardiner13@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

SWANSTON BRASSERIE DINNER                                   March 18

 

Join me for a wonderful evening of great food, fine wine, and the history

of the Scottish  taste for the great wines of the world.  Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs

from Napa Valley, Sauvignon Sémillion from the Loire, claret from Bordeaux, Cockburn's port from the Douro and a dram of Talisker Port Ruighe to send ye hame happy!

 

To book click here    http://swanston.co.uk/brasserie/

 

 

 

COMMONWEAL PERTH AND KINROSS   March 29    6.30pm

 

Heaven Scent Coffee Shop   MILNATHORT                             

 

Scots The Mither Tongue & The Scottish World  Billy will talk about the Scots language, Scottish identity and the world wide influence of the Scottish diaspora. 

 

heavenscentcoffeeshop.co.uk

 

 

 

D.A.R.N DUNDEE UNIVERSITY                                      March 31st

 

Dundee African Research Network  Lecture Hall   6.15 pm

 

Mary Slessor, Malawi & The Scottish Mission

An illustrated talk by Writer and Broadcaster Billy Kay

Billy Kay is the author of The Scottish World, and the producer and presenter of several series of radio documentaries about the global effects of the Scottish diaspora.  Here Billy will place Dundee's Calabar Missionary Mary Slessor in the context of this diaspora and look at the profound effects of the Scottish missionary effort in Malawi. We will also comment on other places where  presbyterianism was planted from South Africa to Russia to Brazil. The talk will be illustrated with audio from Billy's BBC Radio Scotland programmes and will include music from Mary Slessor's Duketown Parish Church in Calabar, and the voices of the daughters of Daniel Slessor, one of the children saved and adopted by Mary.

 

 

 

BIG LIT  FESTIVAL   Gatehouse of Fleet                                    April 21

 

The Scottish World/Knee Deep in Claret              http://www.biglit.org/

 

Billy Kay, charismatic and eloquent writer, performer and broadcaster, is one of the great chroniclers of Scottish language and culture and author of  books such as  The Scottish World, Scots The Mither Tongue and Knee Deep in Claret  In this special talk he will tell stories from his travels and detail the incredible influence the Scottish diaspora has had in far flung countries of the world. He will also talk about Scottish convivial history and the role we have played in some of the great wines of the world from Napa Valley to Bordeaux and the Douro.

 

 

 

 

AWARD for SCOTS

 

Meikle thenks for aw the kind words anent ma speech at #NaTrads.  Ablow is a link tae ma bittie

My section of the brilliant MG Alba programme for those who want to see the wee film and hear my speech. Thank s to all those who have commented on it and who have supported me in the guid cause.

 

Many thanks to bees knees media for supplying a link to the clip:

https://vimeo.com/199133024

Password is:  hive01

 

 

PERSPECTIVE

 

Delighted to contribute to Phantom Power's excellent preview programme of what we all hope will become a series on contemporary Scotland. Classy television!

 

 https://vimeo.com/184206233