Back to All Events

Hugh MacDiarmid - A Celebration

  • The Saltire Society 9 Fountain Close, 22 High Street Edinburgh EH1 1TF (map)

It has been said that Hugh MacDiarmid (1892-1978) was 'the single most powerful cultural force in 20th century Scotland, a great poet, a revolutionary thinker, a political extremist, a social liability and a solitary introvert, and while public familiarity with his work has waxed and waned, nevertheless his influence continues, incalculably deep and long-lasting.'

A performed reading by Dolina MacLennan and Alan Riach.

Free entry, donations welcome. Booking is essential, please RSVP to 

More information can be found at

Arts and the Nation by Alan Riach with Alexander Moffat and John Purser