Changin Scotland

A weekend of politics, culture and ideas …. And fun!

Friday March 27th-Sunday March 29th

The Ceilidh Place, Ullapool


Friday March 27th

6.30- 8.00pm

Arrival and Supper

8.15 – 9.30pm


Gerry Hassan, Mairi McFadyen and Andy Summers

The Big Question: How To Fix A Broken Economy

With economist and analyst of the global financial system Ann Pettifor and senior economics editor for The Guardian Aditya Chakraborty

Chaired by business and economy editor at BBC Scotland, Douglas Fraser

10.00 – 11.30pm

Informal Session at the Ceilidh Place

Saturday March 28th


The State We Are in: England, Britishness and a Broken Politics

With Scottish Greens MSP for Glasgow Region Patrick Harvie and Ben Jackson editor of journal Renewal: A Journal of Social Democracy and Oxford University

Chaired by author and commentator Gerry Hassan

11.15 – 11.30am Tea Break

11.30 – 12.45pm

Workshop: Be the Change You Want to See in a Future Scotland

With writer, maker and activist Jemma Neville and film director and writer Eleanor Yule, co-author, ‘The Glass Half Full’

12.45 – 2.00pm Lunch


Arts in the Community: Grassroots

With Dundee’s Tin Roof Collective, artist and Glasgow Southside Fringe visual arts curator Peter Gillies and Ullapool’s Solas Arts Centre

Chaired by architect and photographer Andy Summers

3.15  – 3.30pm Tea Break


International Connections: Culture and Soft Power

With co-director of Geiteburg Folk Festival, musician and singer Brian Ó hEadhra and singer/songwriter Karine Polwart

Chaired by theatre critic and columnist Joyce McMillan

6.00-8.00pm  Dinner

8.00 – 8.30pm

National Collective Celebration and Re-Launch

8.30 – 10.00pm

Evening Performance with singer/songwriter Karine Polwart

Sunday March 29th

10.30 – 11.15am

Sustainability in Highland Communities

With photographer Mhairi Law, musician, student and crofter Pàdruig Morrison

Chaired by artist and arts promoter Jock Urquhart

11.15 – 12.45pm

Beyond the post-indyref Echo Chamber

With Scottish Greens MSP Patrick Harvie, theatre critic and columnist Joyce McMillan, freelance journalist and author Peter Geoghegan and writer Eleanor Yule

Chaired by Gerry Hassan

For Bookings, Tickets and Accommodation:
Please Phone The Ceilidh Place Reception: 01854-612103

Cite ‘Changin Scotland’

Weekend Prices: £60 for all weekend events

Accommodation Booking available from The Ceilidh Place Reception