A Walk Through Space and Time

A Walk Through Space and Time: Book Week Scotland events with Alastair McIntosh

poachers pilgrimage

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 Library
Sgoil Lionacleit
Liniclate, Isle of Benbecula
t: 01870 603691

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Wednesday 29 November 2017 - 2.30pm

Tarbert Library
(within) Sir E. Scott School
Isle of Harris 
t: 01859 502971

Wednesday 29 November 2017 - 7pm

Stornoway Library
19 Cromwell Street
Isle of Lewis
t: 01851 822744

Or book online at: 


Alastair McIntosh

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.