Changin Scotland - A weekend of politics, culture and ideas

On Friday March 28th to Sunday March 30th at The Ceilidh Place, Ullapool, there will be a weekend of talks and events discussing who has the power in modern Scotland.

The event is in association with the Reid Foundation and includes a host of speakers.


Friday March 28th, 8.00-9.30pm: Welcome: Gerry Hassan and Jean Urquhart

Scotland after the Crash: The Collapse of RBS: Ian Fraser, author, forthcoming ‘Shredded: The Rise and Fall of RBS’

Saturday March 29th: 10.00-11.15am: What would imagining a different Scotland look like?: Creative activism, imagination and change facilitated by Joe Lafferty

11.30-12.45am: Social Class, Social Justice and the Issue of Education; Gerry Hassan, author, forthcoming ‘Caledonian Dreaming: The Quest for a Different Scotland’ and Eileen Reid, commentator and writer

12.45-2.00 Lunch

2.00-3.30pm: The Shape of Inequality, Housing, Place and Power: Ailsa MacKay, Glasgow Caledonian University and Douglas Robertson, Stirling University

4.00-4.30pm: What is Missing from the Scottish Debate? David Donnison, former Professor of Urban Studies, Glasgow University; author of ‘The Politics of Poverty’ and ‘Speaking to Power’

4.30-6.00pm: Radical Scotland? Common Weal and the New Radicals: Cat Boyd, trade union activist, Robin McAlpine, Reid Foundation, Bronagh Gallagher, member, Reid Foundation Commission on Democracy, Jean Urquhart, MSP, Jamie Maxwell, writer and journalist, ‘New Statesman’


10.00-10.45am: The Power of Business Interest Scotland, Craig Harrow, MHP Scotland

10.45-12.00am: What do we do about ideology and Britain?, James Foley, Radical Independence Conference and Jamie Maxwell

12.15-1.00pm: What do we do about the Media? Paul Holleran, NUJ Scottish Organiser

For Bookings, Tickets and Accomodation: Please Phone The Ceilidh Place Reception: 01854-612103, Cite ‘Changin Scotland’

Weekend Prices: £60 for all weekend events. Accomodation Booking available from The Ceilidh Place Reception.