Scotland and the Union 1707 - 2007

Join us for a lively debate to celebrate the launch of the book “Scotland and the Union 1707 - 2007”, edited by Professor Tom Devine.

Scotland and the Union 1707 - 2007 (EUP 2008) book cover, cover image © PA Photos

The event will build on the success of last year's acclaimed lecture series, which commemorated the tercentenary of the Act of Union and attracted audiences in excess of 4,000.

It will be held at George Square Lecture Theatre on Wednesday 14 May at 6pm.

A distinguished panel, chaired by Brian Taylor, BBC Scotland’s Political Editor, will discuss the findings of the volume and respond to questions from the audience.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase afterwards at a 20% discount.

The panel

  • Chair: Brian Taylor, BBC Scotland's Political Editor.
  • Owen Dudley Edwards, Honorary Fellow, University of Edinburgh.
  • Magnus Linklater, Journalist and author.
  • Professor Sir Neil MacCormick, Former MEP and distinguished legal scholar.
  • Joyce Macmillan, Critic and commentator.
  • Concluding remarks: Professor Tom Devine, University of Edinburgh.

Book online

This event is FREE but ticketed. Places are limited so booking is essential.

Please print and bring your confirmation email with you to the event. This is your e-ticket.

This event is now fully booked.

About the book

"Scotland and the Union 1707 - 2007" brings together the proceedings of 2007’s lecture series with additional commissioned essays.

It will be the essential text for understanding one of the most burning issues in British public life today.

Full details are available from Edinburgh University Press (EUP).

Event details

Scotland and the Union 1707 - 2007

Wednesday 14 May 2008, 5.00pm

Wednesday 14 May 2008, 6.30pm

George Square Lecture Theatre, George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LK

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Contact details

For more information on the event, including any accessibility enquiries, contact Deepthi De-Silva Williams.

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