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Scotland Today, Scotland Tomorrow with Gerry Hassan (RBF)

November 17, 2017 at 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Free - £5

A thought-provoking panel on the state and future of Scotland chaired by the ever compelling Gerry Hassan. Gerry will provide context from his latest book A Nation Changed?: The SNP and Scotland Ten Years On before chairing a discussion on the Scotland we are today and where we might be headed.

Gerry Hassan is a leading Scottish writer, thinker and commentator. He has written several books about politics, social change and power in Scotland and the UK including  Scotland, the UK and Brexit: A Guide to the Future (2017) and Caledonian Dreaming: The Quest for a Different Scotland (2014).

We are thrilled to announce our panelists are:

Joanna Cherry is MP for Edinburgh South West and SNP Justice and Home Affairs spokesperson in the House of Commons. An advacate for over 20 years Cherry is ranked by the Legal 500 as one of the leading QCs in Scotland.

Sarah Beattie-Smith is a writer, artist and Green activist, who runs a consultancy working on policy and communications around climate change. A former Green Party candidate Beattie-Smith was a major campaigner for Independence during the Scottish Referendum.

Simon Barrow is a journalist, NGO consultant, educator and practical theologian. He is also a co-director of Ekklesia, a Christian think tank that looks at religion in public life. Barrow co-edited A Nation Changed?

George Kerevan is an SNP politician, journalist and economist. Previously MP for East Lothian, Kerevan was also Senior Lecturer in Economics for twenty-five years at Napier College.

Cat Boyd is a writer, journalist and a Scottish trade union activist, she is also a co-founder of the Radical Independence Campaign and the Scottish Left Project.


This event is part of the Radical Book Fair: a four day, bookshop run  flea-market of books and ideas! Most event places are free, however you may also book Event Supporter Vouchers for just £5 – these vouchers are fully redeemable against the books showcased at each event,  help us cover the costs of the Fair and enable us to offer Free places to others so that we can make the Fair as accessible as possible. Please consider this when booking your places below!


November 17, 2017
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Free - £5
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Lighthouse Bookshop
0131 662 9112


Assemby Roxy, Main Stage
2 Roxburgh Place
Edinburgh, EH8 9SU United Kingdom
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