St Andrew's Day

A day of Scottish life and culture

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jess smith

Jess Smith

ted cowan

Professor Ted Cowan

elly taylor

Elly Taylor

Saturday, November 26, 2016
Soutar Theatre, A.K.Bell Library, York Place, Perth
1.15 to 5pm

The Day of Scottish Life and Culture, which is organised by the club each year as the city's celebration of St Andrew's Day, is being held in the Soutar Theatre at the A.K.Bell Library on Saturday, November 26.

Now in its 13th year, the afternoon event will again feature leading Scottish personalities, who will each give 45-minute presentations. Commencing at 1.15pm, this year's speakers are:

Jess Smith
The much-loved traveller and storyteller Jess Smith will talk on Kate Macniven, the witch o' Monzie, and Maggie Walls of Dunning.
"Witch Hunt"
Professor Ted Cowan
Internationally renowned Professor of Scots History at the University of Glasgow from 1993, fresh from his Robert Service lectures in the Yukon.
"The First World War Rhymes of Robert Service"
Elly Taylor
International award-winning film producer and director, who will present her film on Maya Angelou, the American poet inspired by Robert Burns.
"Angelou on Burns"

Tickets costing 10 [including tea and coffee] will be available from early October at Concorde Music, 17 Scott Street, Perth, telephone 01738 621818; The A.K.Bell Library, York Place, Perth; and at club meetings from Elliott Boyle, telephone 01738 643963.

Tickets will also be available at the door prior to the event [subject to availability] but, as the theatre capacity is limited to 125, it is recommended that tickets are purchased in advance.

Further information is available from the club secretary Iain Mackintosh.


The same evening, also in The Soutar Theatre, a Scottish Music Concert will take place at 7:00 pm, organised by the Perth Strathspey & Reel Society. The event will be compered by Billy Anderson who will also play accordion. Although not part of the Perth Burns Club function, it is a good event if you want to complete the celebration of St Andrews day with some truly Scottish music.

Get your tickets (priced at 8.00) from PSRS secretary Ann Brown (01738 623247), any PSRS committee member, Concorde Music or at the door (subject to availability). Visit the PSRS website for further details.