Scotlandsfest 2019: Moving on from the Trainspotting generation?

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The Quaker Meeting House

7 Victoria Terrace

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EH1 2JL

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Part of ScotlandsFest 2019, a week-long festival of stimulating conversation, readings and debate in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. For more information and the full programme, please visit www.luath.co.uk/scotlandsfest-2019.

Scotland is a very different place from when Alistair Findlay entered front-line social work, as depicted in his memoir Mollycoddling the Feckless. He discusses the changes in Scottish society over the last 50 years with Trainspotting expert and guide Tim Bell, author of Choose Life, Choose Leith: Trainspotting on Location.

ALISTAIR FINDLAY worked as a front-line local authority social worker from 1973 - 2009, one of the first recruits to the new 'generic' social work profession which integrated all four previous specialist services. He has also written several volumes of poetry, and a book about Scotland's shale mining industry called Shale Voices.

TIM BELL is a speaker, writer and tour guide. After moving to Leith in 1980, he became Port Chaplain for Leith. He began his highly acclaimed tours under the banner 'Leith Walks' in 2003, and has since taken hundreds of people through the streets of Edinburgh and Leith, exploring Irvine Welsh's Trainspotting on location.

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The Quaker Meeting House

7 Victoria Terrace

Edinburgh

EH1 2JL

United Kingdom

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