Changin Scotland No. 15:
A weekend of politics, culture and ideas

Friday March 19th to Sunday March 21st

The next Changin Scotland weekend includes the usual mix of politics, culture and ideas with film, discussion and blether in The Ceilidh Place. A whole weekend of interesting and intimate conversations in a beautiful, relaxing environment.

Speakers include two of the most radical and penetrating voices on the state of British politics and democracy, Peter Oborne and Anthony Barnett look at where politics are, the coming election, and what the future holds. Oborne has been hailed as ‘one of the most challenging writers and analysts of our politics’ (Guardian), while Barnett has been called ‘one of the leading voices for liberty’ (Observer).No.,

Other speakers include

Allyson Pollock looking at public services and health in particular

David Finlaysonfrost on new centre-right thinking on social justice

Catriona MacDonald, author of the acclaimed history of 20th century Scotland on whether Scotland’s 20th century has ended or not

Gavin Bowd on one of the lesser-known episodes of World War Two: the Nazi station Radio Caledonia.

Plus Carol Craig on her new book on Glasgow, Tears that Made the Clyde’.

And Mark Cousins film about Iraq, ‘The First Movie’ which has been called ‘terrifically enjoyable and engaging’ (The Guardian).

For Booking for Coming to the Changin Scotland weekend:

Please phone The Ceilidh Place reception at: 01854-612103

And cite: the ‘Changin Scotland’ weekend

Price for a weekend ticket: £50 for all sessions Friday-Sunday

Accomodation from £25 per head per night

Weekend Runs from Friday 8.00pm to Sunday midday.


For further information please contact either Gerry Hassan or Jean Urquhart at: and