Events - Festival 2020

Return to Brownsbank

Thursday 5 March, 10:00 - Sunday 8 March, 22:00
Byre Theatre, Abbey Street - Level 2 Foyer

Stills from a film reflecting on Hugh MacDiarmid

A quarter of a century after he lived there, the author James Robertson returned to Brownsbank, former home of Hugh MacDiarmid, one of 20th-century Scotland’s greatest cultural figures. The two years Robertson spent in the tiny cottage near Biggar were life changing. In Return to Brownsbank, he reflects on MacDiarmid’s legacy, and the continuing significance of a seemingly insignificant place both for himself and for the nation.

Enjoy a sneak peek of stills from the film as part of our digital installations—and if your appetite is whetted, then check out the film itself as part of our film programme or come to our Meet the Artist event with the filmmakers on Sunday afternoon.

Participants: James Robertson, Carolyn Scott, and Andy Sim
James Robertson: Marianne Mitchelson
Carolyn Scott: Saskia Robertson
Andy Sim: Carolyn Scott


Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Level 2 Foyer

Location: At the top of Abbey Street off the east end of South Street. Also accessible from the Byre Close, off South Street.

Includes: Auditorium, Studio Theatre, Conference Room, foyers, Café Bar &...