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Wrapped Up in Books: The 6th Scots Whay Hae! Podcast…

Out today is the sixth Scots Whay Hae! podcast which sees Ronnie Young join Chris Ward and Ali Braidwood (see their cheeky faces to the left) to try and sort out the best five Scottish novels of all time. There are tears, tantrums and tissues, mainly down to triple man flu, as they agree, then disagree, before agreeing to disagree over the final five.

Listen to three grown men try to avoid talking over each other, and marvel at how Scots Whay Hae! is falsely accused (or are they) of bullying their guest into accepting a final conclusion. If you don’t agree with the outcome then please let us know. If there is enough dissent then we may even have a follow up podcast to consider your alternatives.

In the meantime you can win a copy of Alasdair Gray’s Lanark by answering the following question: ‘In Muriel Spark’s The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie what is Sandy’s surname?’ Email your answers to and the winning name will be the first one pulled from my auld bunnit.

You can subscribe to the podcast on itunes by going to Scots Whay Hae! at iTunes or by RSS here Scots Whay Hae! on RSS

The next podcast will be available in around two weeks time and will see Ali joined by resident film expert Kirsty Neary with her writer’s hat on talking about her latest novel Abstract/Concrete. Also, writer/editor Sam Best will explain all about the new literary magazine for students which is known as Octavius. If you are interested in submitting, or know someone who should, then you can learn more at octaviusmagazine.

Future podcasts are shaping up to be tremendously exciting with some big name guests, and some guests with big names. You can decide who is which.


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