Picture of a painting of the author James Hoog 1770-2020

The day is a big ane fur the fowk celebratin the life an wark o the Ettrick Shepherd, poet, sang collector an novelist, James Hogg. Fur the 250th anniversary o his birth, Dr Valentina Bold an freens is haudin a special online gaitherin via Eventbrite.

Amangst ithers, the fowk takkin pairt includes scrievers James Robertson an Liam McIlvanney, braidcaster Billy Kay, sangster Sheena Wellington an a wheen academics fae the Borders, aa ower Scotland an even the Leebrary o Congress in Americae.

It’s near selt oot, bit lug in gin ye can! https://bit.ly/3lmdzHK

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