23 January, 2019

A Very Scottish Luncheon

The ever-popular Literary Lunch sessions are back for Winter Words Festival at Pitlochry Festival Theatre, 12.45pm each day, 14-17 February, and this year with a distinctly Scottish flavour!

Each day of the Festival a selection of speakers talk on their particular passion around a delicious two-course lunch and a range of subjects, from Nature to Hillwalking, History and Military and not only are the lunches a scrumptious range of Scottish fayre - Venison, Salmon, Haggis, Cranachan - but each subject also comes from a clearly Caledonian context.

Chris Townsend kicks the fascinating feasts off on Thursday, 14 February, taking diners on a wild walk along the spine of Scotland. British Mountaineering Council Ambassador Chris, not only takes off on a hike Along The Divide, but reflects on the nature, history, rewilding and literature of the ‘watershed’ - between the North Sea and the Atlantic – along with some stunning images he took along the way.

On Friday, 15 February, Polly Pullar, local writer, photographer and field naturalist, brings A Richness Of Martens to lunch with the story of the Humphreys family and their pine martens, interspersed with anecdote and her experiences of the wildlife in the Ardnamurchan.

Continuing in true Scots’ style on Saturday, 16 February, literary editor and columnist for The Herald, Rosemary Goring, in Scotland: Her Story, tells the history of the nation, exclusively from a women’s perspective – encompassing women from all stations of class and fame.

Finally on Sunday, 17 February, Christopher Fleet, Senor Map Curator in the National Library of Scotland, uncovers the rich legacy of the Scottish military maps over the last five centuries with Scotland: Defending The Nation; some maps are so rare they have never been reproduced in book form before.

Winter Words Literary Lunches are always popular - two events are almost full - so book early to avoid disappointment. Each event includes a delicious, warming, 2-course lunch and tea or coffee while relaxing and listening to a fascinating speaker and don’t forget to get a copy of your book signed…

To book, call the Box Office team on 01796 484626 or click here to go online

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