Ards deal will allow Colin Nixon to lay
Belfast TelegraphArds deal will allow Colin Nixon to lay foundations - Belfast TelegraphBelfast TelegraphManager Colin Nixon says he can now start planning for the future after agreeing a new two-year contract at Ards. The 38-year-old, who replaced Niall Currie on ...and more »
Posted on 13 April 2017 | 1:36 am
Nairn Book and Arts Festival crowdfunding
Inverness CourierNairn Book and Arts Festival crowdfunding appeal raises thousands ...Inverness CourierAN urgent crowdfunding campaign to save Nairn Book and Arts Festival has raised almost £6000 in just a few days. The well-established event, which has ...and more »
Posted on 12 April 2017 | 5:12 am
Progress being made towards plugging £15000
Press and JournalProgress being made towards plugging £15000 funding gap to save Nairn Book and Arts FestivalPress and JournalNairn Book and Arts Festival – now in its 14th year – has played host to some stellar names in literature, including Iain Banks, William Dalrymple, James Kelman, Liz Lochhead, Carol Ann Duffy, Chris Brookmyre and Denise Mina. The festival attracts ...
Posted on 9 April 2017 | 10:27 pm
PC Invasion Podcast #72 - PC Invasion (blog)
PC Invasion (blog)PC Invasion Podcast #72PC Invasion (blog)Psychic bird-people, gazing through the Shroud of existence, Iain M. Banks references, feats of space engineering, and all the rest. Beyond that, we talk about Creative Assembly's efforts to reassure its historical fans that the company is not just a ...
Posted on 7 April 2017 | 3:12 pm
Cash woes spark fear over future of Nairn
Inverness CourierCash woes spark fear over future of Nairn festival that attracted ...Inverness CourierA POPULAR arts festival which has previously hosted names such as Iain Banks and Liz Lochhead is set to be cancelled unless £15,000 is raised in one month.Highland book festival facing the axe after Creative Scotland pull ...The Scotsmanall 3 news articles »
Posted on 4 April 2017 | 11:07 pm
The poetry of Iain Banks
Before his death, bestselling Scottish author Iain Banks decided to published his poetry with his friend and science fiction writer Ken MacLeod. The result is Poems by Iain Banks and Ken MacLeod.
Posted on 9 April 2015 | 6:27 pm
Greenock siblings are far-travelled
FIFTY years ago the Rev Lachlan MacLeod, his wife Jetta and their six children left the Island of Lewis and made their way to their new home in Denholm Street, Greenock.
Posted on 8 April 2015 | 9:53 am
Morning Star :: Incredibly true to our times
RADICAL science fiction and fantasy flourished in the 1980s, a decade of economic insecurity, aggressive foreign policies and cant about “the enemy within.”
Posted on 28 March 2015 | 8:01 pm
Highland hero of poetry hailed 250 years on
HE IS dubbed the Highlands’ most famous literary son. James Macpherson was – like modern-day Scots JK Rowling, Iain Banks, Christopher Brookmyre and Ian Rankin – a bestseller of his day.
Posted on 28 March 2015 | 5:15 pm
Festival adaptation of Lanark well worth the
Published in 1981, it remains a benchmark for Scottish literature and inspired a new generation of Scottish writers from Janice Galloway to AL Kennedy and Iain Banks. I’ve been simmering with anticipation since I discovered playwright David Greig and ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 8:33 pm
Five things you need to know today!
Today South Queensferry author Ken MacLeod is appearing to present the book of Iain Banks’ poems he has combined with some of his own poetry. Usually MacLeod is himself a renowned science fiction writer, so this is a bit of a departure for him.
Posted on 23 August 2015 | 4:01 pm
Alasdair Gray's Lanark hits the stage:
Irvine Welsh, Ali Smith, Iain Banks and AL Kennedy are among those who have testified to its influence. To those names one can add Graham Eatough and David Greig. It has been a “long-held dream” for the pair to stage Lanark. Greig, who is Scotland’s ...
Posted on 18 August 2015 | 10:38 pm
Tartan Noir – 10 top crime writers, and
Who is your favourite author? Iain Banks, especially because he was like a two-for-one thanks to his sci-fi novels. I found him very inspiring in my adolescent years and he continued to inspire me, whereas some authors can only do that for a little while.
Posted on 15 August 2015 | 10:55 am
Book Club: Shari Low opens the pages of the
My favourite? An evocative, exquisite photo of Iain Banks that is, in Chris’s words, “the most poignant of the series”. Reader's choice: Stephen McCarthy, Glasgow Summer House With Swimming Pool by Herman Koch. This is a fabulous thriller from Dutch ...
Posted on 14 August 2015 | 7:08 pm