Changin Scotland

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

Friday November 4th-Sunday November 6th

The Ceilidh Place, Ullapool

Details of Programme Below:


Friday November 4th

8.15pm Welcome

Gerry Hassan and Jean Urquhart


The Future of Scotland: The Union and Independence

Elaine C. Smith, actress and campaigner and Alan Cochrane, Daily Telegraph

10.00pm Live Music in the Bar from Babelfish


Saturday November 5th

10.15-11.30am Why did the SNP win?

David Torrance, author, ‘Salmond: Against All Odds’ and Ewan Crawford, former SNP Adviser


11.45-1.00pm A Decade of the Scottish Parliament and its Future

Robert Brown, former Lib Dem MSP and minister


1.00-2.15pm Lunch

2.15-3.30pm Being Second Generation Irish in Modern Scotland

Phil Mac Giolla Bhain, journalist and campaigner, author of ‘A Rebel Journalist’


3.45-5.00pm After ‘The Scheme’ and ‘NEDS’: How Do We Portray Poverty?

Nick Higgins, filmmaker with Morag Gillespie, Glasgow Caledonian University and Peter Mackie Burns, filmmaker


8.30-10.00pm Classic Films of Modern Scotland

Allan Hunter, Co-director of Glasgow Film Festival introduces the second in his series of recent Scottish films


Sunday November 6th

10.30-11.30am The Rise and Fall of the Scottish Left: Life After Tommy Sheridan

Gregor Gall, author, ‘Tommy Sheridan: A Political Biography’


11.30-1.00pm The State of the Scottish Media

Douglas Fraser, BBC Scotland, Kirk Torrance, SNP social media adviser and Joyce Macmillan, freelance journalist


Places are limited! So book early to avoid disappointment!

A weekend ticket £60 Individual sessions £8

Booking Details: The Ceilidh Place Reception, 01854-612103 and ask to book Changin Scotland

Accomodation available as well from £25 per person per nite


All above times subject to the famous Changin Scotland variance!