Ar­ran Saltire So­ci­ety meet­ing at Ar­ran Lodge

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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.

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