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Inaugural Scots Lecture              Scottish Poetry Library

Declaration of Arbroath                         In Production

Scotland's Memoir                        Film on Youtube

Award for Scots                              Video Link


 INAUGURAL SCOTS LECTURE   Scottish Poetry Library    Edinburgh June 1st 1330.            

 I wis gey vauntie when Asif Khan spiered gin I wad dae the inaugural  Scots leid lecture at the Scottish Poetry Leibrarie.  Cried "Tae Be Yersels" I'll tak a glisk at aw the great poetry scrievit in Scots fae Dunbar through tae MacDiarmid and jalouse whit will happen tae creativity in Scots in the future.

 The event disnae cost ocht ava, but ye dae need a ticket. Details here:


 Delighted to be invited to deliver the inaugural Scots lecture at the Scottish Poetry Library. There I will range over the great poetic tradition in the language and surmise what might happen to creativity in Scots in the future.



THE DECLARATION                 In Production

 For the 700th anniversary of the Declaration of Arbroath in 2020, Billy will present a major series of  three  programmes for BBC Radio Scotland on a hugely significant moment  in Scottish and world history . The Declaration of Arbroath was one of the first statements ever to define a concept of  national sovereignty and it has had a profound influence at home and abroad ever since


"For as long as but a hundred of us remain alive, never will we on any conditions be brought under English rule. It is not for glory, nor riches, nor honours that we are fighting, but for freedom — for that alone, which no honest man gives up but with life itself."



Scotland's Memoir                                    Film on Youtube

 I was proud to contribute to this lovely film about Scotland – this is who we are.        





 Meikle thenks for aw the kind words anent ma speech at #NaTrads.  Ablow is a link tae ma bittie.

 My section of the brilliant MG Alba programme for those who want to see the wee film and hear my speech. Thanks to all those who have commented on it and who have supported me in the guid cause.

 Many thanks to bees knees media for supplying a link to the clip:


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