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  • Alistair Braidwood

Gray Day: The Scots Whay Hae! Podcast Talks To Sorcha Dallas…

Updated: Apr 6, 2021

Sorcha Dallas at the Alasdair Gray Archive

For the latest SWH! podcast, Ali caught up with Sorcha Dallas, the custodian of the Alasdair Gray Archive, to talk about the plans for Gray Day, which is the 25th February 2021 – the 40th anniversary of the publication of Alasdair’s debut novel Lanark, a book which had a profound impact on Scotland’s literature and culture.

They talk about the day itself and what’s happening to mark it, the wide-range of people involved, the ‘Lanark’ readings which have been posted in the run up to the 25th, the ‘Gray Matters’ podcasts which will be available on the day and beyond, the Alasdair Gray Archive itself, and a whole lot more.

They also share some personal memories of Alasdair, and discuss why his work is so iconic.

If you want to know more go to – and –

You can follow the Archive on Twitter – @AGrayArchive, Facebook – @thealasdairgrayarchive, and Instagram – thealasdairgrayarchive.

Coming soon – The Gray Matters Podcast. Here’s Sorcha with an introduction, with the first two episodes released on Gray Day…

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We will continue to bring you many and varied SWH! podcasts over the coming weeks and months in 2021.

In the meantime you can always check out our back catalogue of over 180 interviews with some of the most interesting names in Scottish culture.


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