”Iain Macwhirter is a brilliant speaker and interviewer. Always well-informed and knowledgeable, he brings all events to life. He’s excellent in getting the best from an interview and in his talks he provides unique, learned and often funny insights into issues of contemporary political affairs, debates and controversies.‘ Andrew Kelly, Director Bristol Festival of Ideas and former programmer Aye Write: the Glasgow Book Festival
To discuss bookings, please contact Iain on iainmacwhirter [at] mac [dot] com
Iain speaks in Oslo to Capellen Damm on Road to Referendum.30/5/14
To hear Iain, please click the link under the picture.
DIARY OF PUBLIC EVENTS…………………
AUGUST 2015. EDINBURGH BOOK FESTIVAL. Iain addresses 570 sell out crowd in Baillie Gifford tent.
27/8/15 EDINBURGH FESTIVAL Visiting Arts Event with Playwright David Greig and film-maker Sanjoy K Roy
JUNE 2015 SOLAS FESTIVAL.
29/1/15 GLAD CAFE EVENT “DISUNITED KINGDOM”
15/1/15 BOOKSHOP BARNIE, FOYLES, LONDON.
11/1/15 SHAKESPEARE AND SONS, BERLIN WARSCHAUER STRASSE 74
2711/14 CCPS ANNUAL CONFERENCE DUNBLANE – KEYNOTE
29/10/14 HUMANIST SOCIEY GLASGOW UNIVERSITY: FUTURE OF SCOTLAND. with Christopher Brookmyre
AUGUST 2014 3:00pm – 4:00pm Baillie Gifford Main Theatre £10.00, £8.00 Chaired by Sarah Smith (sorry, sold out)
Iain speaks to Economic Development Association Scotland on: “The economic challenges of Yes versus the challenges of No”.
2/5/14 Glad Cafe Shawlands Glasgow Sold Out for Road to Referendum event
Mibbes Aye/Mibbes Naw
‘Democracy in the Dark: The Decline of the Scottish Press and How to Keep the Lights On’
Wednesday 30th April
Saltire Headquarters, 9 Fountain Close, 22 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1TF
Join us for a debate on the Scottish printed press and its future with journalist & author Iain Macwhirther and Broadcaster & author Richard Holloway.
AYE WRITE BOOK FESTIVAL
THE SURVEILLANCE STATE – MITCHELL LIBRARY GLASGOW 3.00pm
8TH APRIL 2014, 6.30 pm. Sunday Herald/Road to Referendum.
BOOK HERE: http://bit.ly/OkjNrJ
Saturday 29th March, Stand 3.30pm. Mibbes Aye Mibbes Naw. £5 http://www.glasgowcomedyfestival.com/shows/#!/shows/888
Wednesday 26 February,
‘TAE THINK AGAIN: RETHINKING IDENTITY IN CONTEMPORARY SCOTLAND’
IAIN MACWHIRTER, ROAD TO REFERENDUM, Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall St. 6.30pm
IAIN MACWHIRTER AND JAMES NAUGHTIE – ROAD TO REFERENDUM
Saturday 2 November
3.00PM / £13, £11 (C)
Road to Referendum is a groundbreaking new book by the distinguished journalist, TV presenter and political analyst Iain Macwhirter. It charts the journey to 2014 and the historic choice Scotland will make. Written to accompany a three-part TV series, Iain’s book looks behind the scenes at Holyrood, the Yes and No campaigns and elsewhere to take the narrative up to and beyond the vote. Jim Naughtie has been dispatched north by the BBC with the specific remit to cover this defining year in Scottish history.
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SCOTLAND’S REFERENDUM AND THE FUTURE OF THE UK
Date: Monday, October 28, 2013 – 18:00
Institute for Government, 2 Carlton Gardens, London SW1Y 5AA
Iain McLean, Professor of Politics, Oxford University, and co-author of Scotland’s Choices
Iain Macwhirter, Herald and Sunday Herald, and author of Road to Referendum
Fraser Nelson, editor of The Spectator
Lesley Riddoch, co-founder of Nordic Horizons, and author of Blossom: What Scotland Needs To Flourish
You can watch video of Iain opening conference here
Iain MacWhirter Road to Referendum
Sunday 6th October 2013
Scotland decides its future a year from now. The Herald’s political analyst, Iain MacWhirter, talks about how the nation reached the crossroads of independence. Written to accompany a three-part STV series, his new book traces the national question back to its origins in the Middle Ages, through the age of Empire and to the current crisis of British unionism. He offers some surprising conclusions.
Sponsored by the Old Bank Bookshop
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Iain at the Festival of Politics Scottish Parliament 24/8/2013
Iain at Edinburgh Festival, 2013
SCOTLAND: A NATION WITHOUT A STATE
Thursday 15 August
5:00pm – 6:00pm
ScottishPower Studio Theatre
In a compelling series of television documentaries and an accompanying book, Road to Referendum, the Sunday Herald political journalist Iain Macwhirter explains why the end of the British Empire, the collapse of the Kirk and the questioning of the post-war welfare settlement in England has left Scotland in a state of constitutional confusion. Join him today, along with writer and former MSP Andrew Wilson, to discuss whether independence within the UK will be the inevitable result.
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