‘Singing westlin’ winds and fernie braes’

Bicket, L. (Speaker), Jack, A. (Speaker)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Engagement – Public lecture/debate/seminar


Changes to the way land is owned and used have made political news recently, with the passing of the Land Reform Bill in the Scottish Parliament. But land is not just a matter of property or its management: it has immense cultural value and that value is reinforced in much Scottish literature, old and contemporary. This seminar will look at how land plays out in the writing of Lewis Grassic Gibbon and of George Mackay Brown.

Free event hosted by the Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities.
Period21 Apr 2016
Event typeSeminar
LocationEdinburgh, United Kingdom


  • Lewis Grassic Gibbon
  • George Mackay Brown
  • land owenership
  • land reform