NEWS, EVENTS AND LINKS

Here we intend to post any relevant items relating to Hugh MacDiarmid, Scottish literary and other arts activity, community events in and around Biggar and further afield.  Let us know of things you think we should publicise by submitting details of any news, events and happenings. Simply email us at macdiarmidsbrownsbank@gmail.com


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NATIONAL COLLECTIVE

Photograph of National Collective, James, Alan and Denham outside Brownsbank March 2014.

In March 2014 The National Collective made a film at the cottage featuring James Robertson and Alan Riach discussing MacDiarmid. You can watch this important record by entering ‘Ode To All Rebels’ in the search box on Vimeo.com

FURTHER USEFUL LINKS

Saltire Society: www.saltiresociety.org.uk

Scottish Poetry Library: www.scottishpoetrylibrary.org.uk

Scottish Book Trust: www.scottishbooktrust.com



BIGGAR LITTLE FESTIVAL AND CONCERT FOR BROWNSBANK

Due to the ongoing interference in all our lives of the Covid 19 pandemic we have decided that both the events planned for 2020 will now be postponed to 2021.  What we will do however is to post a small preview of the Landmarks Exhibition on the site. Watch this space and very best wishes.


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BROWNSBANK COTTAGE

A Drunk Man Looks at the Thistle

 ‘And let the lesson be - to be yersel’s,
Ye needna fash gin it’s to be ocht else.

To be yersel’s - and to mak’ that worth bein’,

 Nae harder job to mortals has been gi’en.’

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