A Walk Through Space and Time: Book Week Scotland events with Alastair McIntosh
The author of Poacher’s Pilgrimage will be visiting Liniclate, Tarbert and Stornoway libraries to talk about his books and writing.
To celebrate this year’s Book Week Scotland (27 November to 3 December) in the Western Isles, the author Alastair McIntosh will be visiting libraries to talk about his life, work and writing. His latest book, Poacher’s Pilgrimage: an Island Journey, is an account of his twelve-day pilgrimage through Lewis and Harris.
The events are FREE but please contact us to book a place in advance
Tuesday 28 November 2017 - 7pm
Liniclate, Isle of Benbecula
t: 01870 603691
Wednesday 29 November 2017 - 2.30pm
(within) Sir E. Scott School
Isle of Harris
t: 01859 502971
Wednesday 29 November 2017 - 7pm
19 Cromwell Street
Isle of Lewis
t: 01851 822744
Alastair McIntosh has been described by BBC TV as “one of the world’s leading environmental campaigners.” A pioneer of modern land reform in Scotland, he helped bring the Isle of Eigg into community ownership. On the Isle of Harris he negotiated withdrawal of the world’s biggest cement company (Lafarge) from a devastating “superquarry” plan, then agreed to serve (unpaid) on that company’s Sustainability Stakeholders Panel for 10 years. Alastair guest lectures at military staff colleges, most notably the UK Defence Academy, on nonviolence. His books include Soil and Soul: People versus Corporate Power (Aurum), Hell and High Water: Climate Change, Hope and the Human Condition (Birlinn), Rekindling Community (Green Books) and Spiritual Activism: Leadership as Service (Green Books). He is a fellow of the School of Divinity at the University of Edinburgh and a visiting professor at the College of Social Sciences, University of Glasgow.