Book Festival 2017

Book Festival 2017 Sunday

On Sunday the Burgh Hall will host a food and drink special. with a range of Scottish chefs and writers on the menu.

To ensure your seat, use the 'Request Tickets' button at the bottom of the page. This displays a pre-filled form - fill in your name and email, and amend the text in the message box to specify the sessions you would like to attend. Tickets are £6 per session.

10:30-11:30 - Sue Lawrence is a well kent Scottish food writer (and now novelist) who has just produced The Scottish Soup Bible.

12:00-13:00 - Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow is the founder of Mary’s Meals, the innovative project which uses small donations from here to feed hungry children in schools worldwide, most especially places like Malawi with strong Scottish connections.

When he’s at home he lives in Argyll with his wife and six children.

Mary's Meals

His book The Shed That Fed A Million Children is a bestseller and prompted Time magazine to name him one of the world’s 100 most influential people.

14:00-15:00 - Aasmah Mir and Uzma Mir-Young. Aasmah, the host of R4’s Saturday Live and her sister Uzma – a BBC Scotland producer – were brought up in Glasgow where they enjoyed their mother’s curry recipes.


These have spawned a website, Cracking Curries, whose proposition is that you don’t need 101 ingredients to get delicious results.

15:30-16:30 - Rachel McCormack is a regular on Radio 4’s Kitchen Cabinet, a chef who spent many years in Spain. Her new book however is about whisky and is called Chasing The Dram.

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