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A Scottish Journey: Personal Impressions of Scotland with James McEnaney

  • Waterstones Byres Road Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom (map)

Join James McEnaney at the launch of his new book, A Scottish Journey: Personal Impressions of Modern Scotlands.

Inspired by Edwin Muir’s travels around Scotland in 1934, in spring 2018 James McEnaney sought to complete his own Scottish Journey, exploring the communities of Scotland by motorbike. Braving the snow that the Beast from the East hailed upon the country, McEnaney set off from the Scottish Parliament on an 1500-mile, two-wheeled journey that would take him around Scotland via Gatehouse of Fleet, Oban, Orkney and Aberdeen, amongst others.

Relaying on the kindness of strangers to offer him shelter, he discovers the communities within our nation and their real-life hopes for the future of the country. In the words of Muir himself, ‘this is not a survey but a bundle of impressions: not the Scottish journey, but a Scottish journey.’

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