Events - Festival 2020

Welcome to Scotia Extremis

Thursday 7 March, 10:00 - Sunday 10 March, 22:00
Byre Theatre, Abbey Street - Level 2 Foyer

Poems from the extremes of Scotland's psyche

I’ll ha’e nae hauf-way hoose, but aye be whaur / Extremes meet… (Hugh MacDiarmid)

Running over 2016 and 2017, Scotia Extremis was an online anthology edited by Brian Johnstone and Andy Jackson. It sought to explore Scotland through specially commissioned poems which paired up the extremes of the nation’s culture from all angles -- from the Forth Bridge to Gregory's Girl, from Jimmy Shand to Irn Bru. Check out some of the poems in this installation, which celebrates the publication of Scotia Extremis in book form, with Edinburgh-based Luath Press.

In association with the editors of Scotia Extremis


Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Level 2 Foyer

Location: At the top of Abbey Street off the east end of South Street. Also accessible from the Byre Close, off South Street.

Includes: Auditorium, Studio Theatre, Conference Room, foyers, Café Bar &...