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Previously... Scotland's History Festival

How Beer Explains Scotland 30 November 2013 15:45 - 16:45

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Scottish history has always had a pint in its hand…but where that pint was from, the gender of the brewer and how much tax was being paid...

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Allan Burnett: World War 1 - Scottish Tales of Adventure 30 November 2013 15:00 - 16:00

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Acclaimed children’s author Allan Burnett turns his attention to the First World War in a book of explosively exciting and emotionally...

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Scots and Slavs 30 November 2013 14:15 - 15:15

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These days, Scottish and Polish accents mingle freely on the streets. What we often forget is that Scots and Slavs have always been in...

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Gregor Ewing: Charlie, Meg and Me 29 November 2013 15:00 - 16:00

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At this event author Gregor will discuss his journey following Bonnie Prince Charlie's flight after the collapse of the Jacobite Rising in...

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A History of Traditional Jazz in Edinburgh’ 28 November 2013 19:00 - 21:00

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Join Jazz bassist and author Graham Blamire with his six piece band  and discover Edinburgh's traditional jazz heritage and its story from...

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Blues 27 November 2013 19:00 - 22:00

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Ninety years of blues, 90 minutes to play it. From Delta blues to Jack White, Blues! is a gig featuring a live 12-piece band covering the...

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Of Coleworts and Kings 27 November 2013 18:00 - 19:30

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How have Scottish writers treated their monarchs over the ages? This event will bring a panel of three experts from the University of...

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Stuart McHardy: Scotland The Brave Land: 10,000 Years of Scotland in Story 27 November 2013 15:00 - 16:00

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Brave Land presents some of the traditional folk tales on which the film Brave is based. In this Previously History event, Storyteller...

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Briggers : The Story of the Men Who Built the Forth Bridge - in partnership with the Cockburn Association 27 November 2013 14:00 - 15:30

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For the first time, more than a century after its opening, The Briggers gives the Forth Bridge a human voice. It tells the story of the...

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Stuart McHardy: Arthur's Seat - Journeys and Evocations 26 November 2013 15:00 - 16:00

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Arthur's Seat is climbed (or walked up & around) by thousands of people each year. The views from the top of the 350-million year old...

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The History of Scottish Advertising : According to Gareth Howells 25 November 2013 19:00 - 22:00

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Gareth & Phil (A working creative team) will take you from cave painting to present day integrated communications campaigns. Phil (award...

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Kellan MacInnes: Caleb's list: Climbing the Scottish Mountains Visible from Arthur's Seat. 25 November 2013 15:00 - 16:00

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The Arthurs:the twenty Scottish mountains vislble from the summit of Edinburgh's Arthur's Seat, first published in 1899 by Caleb George...

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Place-Names: Truth or Bluff? 25 November 2013 14:00 - 15:00

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From Tillicoultry to Cowdrait, and from Fossoway to Haud Yauds, many Scottish place-names puzzle both residents and visitors. In this...

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Walking with Scientists 24 November 2013 19:00 - 22:00

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A two hour long Walking Talk around the University district that entertainingly explores and explains some of the unusual  scientists who...

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Pub Summit - Talking about Scotland’s Mither Tongue 24 November 2013 14:00 - 16:00

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What language do people in Scotland speak? The 2011 census shows a healthy 29% of the population speak Scots, yet the National Records of...

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Billiards 23 November 2013 19:30 - 22:00

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Tightlaced Theatre presents Edinburgh playwright Fiona McDonald’s award-nominated play. It’s 1857. Madeleine Smith has just stood trial for...

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Who needs Heroes? 23 November 2013 16:00 - 17:00

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A Lecture/discussion led by local historian and tour guide Colin Brown that examines some of Scotland's forgotten Heroes and asks the...

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How Backwaters Made Us : The Radicalism of Small Towns 23 November 2013 16:00 - 16:30

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For his new book, Hatters, Railwaymen and Knitters (Bloomsbury), social historian/travel writer Daniel Gray researched and visited the...

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The Private and Public Lives of Scottish Women 23 November 2013 15:00 - 16:30

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There is a popular view that women in Victorian Scotland were confined to the realm of the home, to domestic labour, household management,...

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Scottish Football Coaches – Kings of Europe 23 November 2013 14:00 - 15:00

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Comedian, history graduate and football fanatic Teddy Craig takes us back to pre-WWII Mainland Europe. The standard of football is...

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We had a story, we had a life 23 November 2013 13:00 - 14:30

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In a groundbreaking partnership, post-graduate students at the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh...

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Water of Leith Guided Walk - Roseburn to Dean Village in partnership with the Cockburn Association 23 November 2013 11:00 - 13:00

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Join Helen Brown from the Water of Leith Conservation Trust on a guided walk through the rivers industrial heartland; discover the natural...

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The Archaeology of Brewing 23 November 2013 11:00 - 12:30

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A whistle-stop tour (to whet your whistle) of brewing through the ages! Four guest speakers will take you on a journey from prehistory,...

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The Sermon on The Mound - Thatchers Years In Scotland 22 November 2013 20:00 - 21:30

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In May 1988 Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher delivered an address to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland., dubbed by the...

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Knee Deep in Claret: A Celebration of Wine, France and Scotland 22 November 2013 17:15 - 18:30

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Though made in Bordeaux from grapes not girders, claret has a legitimate claim as Scotland's other national drink and once linked Scotland...

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Gordon Barclay - If Hitler Comes: Preparing for Invasion: Scotland 1940 22 November 2013 16:00 - 17:00

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Between May1940 and the summer of 1941 Britain expected a German invasion.Historian Gordon Barclay tells of the heroic efforts made in...

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T.C Smout: The Firth of Forth: An Environmental History 22 November 2013 15:00 - 16:00

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The Firth of Forth combines a rich wildlife with a history of long and intense human activity. At one time, the rivers running into the...

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The Cause: A History of Scottish Nationalisim 22 November 2013 14:00 - 15:30

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Writer and Broadcaster Billy Kay recently produced and presented a major series for  BBC Radio Scotland on the history of Scottish...

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Walking with Scientists Multiple Dates

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Walking with Scientists; a two-hour guided walking talk.   Who qualified as the first woman doctor, and where is he buried? What are...

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Billiards 21 November 2013 19:30

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Tightlaced Theatre presents Edinburgh playwright Fiona McDonald’s award-nominated play. It’s 1857. Madeleine Smith has just stood trial for...

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