Arran Saltire Society lines up top speakers

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The next meeting of the Arran branch of the Saltire Society will be a collaboration by a celebrated Scottish painter and a professor of Scottish literature.

The meeting will take place on Saturday October 21 at the Arran Lodge, Altachorvie, at 8pm with an illustrated talk by Alexander Moffat, celebrated Scottish painter, and Alan Riach, professor of Scottish literature at Glasgow University. These two erudite and entertaining Scots have recently collaborated on a book entitled Arts and the Nation, Fifty-Two Essays on Scottish Literature, Painting, Music and Culture, which covers a panorama of ideas with the central premise that Scotland can never be really democratic until it gives the arts the priority of place and attention they deserve. The talk will cover many aspects of the book and in addition discuss Sandy’s new painting Scottish Voices a companion work to the famous Poet’s Pub.

Organisers describe both visitors as excellent speakers and anticipate a very interesting and entertaining evening.