Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Tweetcasting the Scottish Six

THE advent of new media has produced all kinds of different ways to communicate. Yesterday and tonight, a good friend of the Festival of Spirituality and Peace is tweeting tasty snippets from the best-selling 'Scottish Six' sessions.

'Scottish Six', which runs until the end of the week at 6pm in the Hall at St John's Church (venue 127), appropriately enough, features broadcaster and commentator Lesley Riddoch and author and land campaigner Andy Wightman.

They are presenting an alternative look at power, culture, identity and futures issues in Scotland -- a fine mixture of image, fact, story and discussion.

Elsewhere in the Edinburgh festivals, and on the media around them, these issues about Scotland yesterday, today and tomorrow are largely absent. FoSP is delighted to host a different perspective.

Meanwhile, our 'tweetcaster' for two of these nights has been Dr Michael Marten, who teaches postcolonial studies and religion at the University of Stirling. He is also a leading light in the Critical Religion project. You can follow him on Twitter at

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