Winter Events at Greywalls

Literary Lunch with Mr Alistair Moffat

Alistair Moffat

Thursday 21st November 2019
11.00/11.30am Arrival

Tea & coffee on arrival, followed by talk with Alistair Moffat
2 course lunch including a glass of wine.

Tickets

£57.50 per person
Tea & Coffee on arrival, talk, lunch, glass of wine and a signed copy of "To the Island of Tides" or "The Hidden Ways”.
or
£7.50 per person
Tea & Coffee on arrival and talk only. Limited availability.

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Further Information

Alistair Moffat

"To the Island of Tides: a journey to Lindisfarne"

Alistair Moffat travels to – and through the history of – the fated island of Lindisfarne. Walking from his home in the Borders, through the historical landscape of Scotland and northern England, he takes us on a pilgrimage in the footsteps of saints and scholars, before arriving on the Holy Isle. Lindisfarne, famous for its monastery, home to Saints Aidan and Cuthbert and the place where the celebrated Lindisfarne Gospels were written, has long been a place of sanctuary. It is an island rich in history and today maintains its position as a space for retreat and spiritual renewal.

To the Island of Tides is a walk through history, a meditation on the power of place, but also a more personal journey; a chance for a personal stock-taking and a reflection on where life leads us. In The Hidden Ways, Alistair traverses the lost paths of Scotland - its Roman roads tramped by armies, its byways and pilgrim routes, drove roads and railways, turnpikes and sea roads - in a bid to understand how our history has left its mark upon our landscape.

 Alistair Moffat was born in Kelso in 1950. He is an award-winning writer, historian and Director of Programmes at Scottish Television, former Director of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and former Rector of the University of St Andrews. He is the founder of Borders Book Festival and Co-Chairman of The Great Tapestry of Scotland. The Hidden Ways was shortlisted for the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards.

 

Christmas Wreath Making Class

Wreath

10th December 2019

11am Arrival

12noon Wreath making class followed by Prosecco Afternoon Tea

Tickets

£75 per person

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Further Information

Join us for a Christmas Wreath Making Class in association with Save the Date Collective in Edinburgh. With professional guidance create your own original decoration which you can take home to be hung on your door for the festive period.

 

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