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Cultural discussion programme. Kirsty Wark with historians Tom Devine and Chris Whatley, poet Kathleen Jamie and artist Angus Farquhar.

Start the Week comes from Glasgow this week. As the debate over the EU Referendum continues Kirsty Wark looks back at the Scottish Referendum with the historians Tom Devine and Chris Whatley. How much did the history of the union from 1707 and Scotland's sense of identity play a role in the public vote and imagination? The poet Kathleen Jamie wrote a poem a week to mark the momentous changes taking place in Scotland last year. Jamie is well-known for her celebration of the country's wild landscape, but the artist Angus Farquhar is focused on transforming a very different piece of Scottish heritage - the 60s modernist ruin, St Peter's Seminary.
Producer: Katy Hickman.

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43 minutes

Tom Devine

Tom Devine is Sir William Fraser Professor Emeritus of Scottish History and Palaeography at the University of Edinburgh.

Independence or Union: Scotland’s Past and Scotland’s Present is published by Allen Lane.

Christopher Whatley

Christopher Whatley is Professor of Scottish History, Vice-Principal and Head of the College of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Dundee.

Scotia’s Bard: Robert Burns and the Scottish People will be published later in the year.

Kathleen Jamie

Kathleen Jamie is a poet, essayist and travel writer.

The Bonniest Companie is published by Picador.

Angus Farquhar

Angus Farquhar is Creative Director of NVA.

Hinterland runs from 18-27 March at St Peter’s Seminary.


Role Contributor
Presenter Kirsty Wark
Interviewed Guest Tom Devine
Interviewed Guest Chris Whatley
Interviewed Guest Kathleen Jamie
Interviewed Guest Angus Farquhar
Producer Katy Hickman