Podcasts - East Lothian Libraries Book Week Scotland 2021

Shoosh! Podcasts

We have two special Book Week Scotland Podcasts available to listen to on Anchor and Spotify.

From Monday 18 October

East Lothian Libraries launch the Book Week Scotland programme for 2021. Your special Book Week Scotland Host, Katie, is joined by Kelly to chat through the programme highlights. We also catch up with poet Ruth Gilchrist to discuss the benefits of joining a creative writing workshop.

From Monday 15 November

‘Herblore and History’ - A Book Week Scotland special featuring Dr Nichola Ring from Napier University and Wendy Kelly who is a Herbalist from Cockenzie discuss Dr Ring’s recent study entitled "Witches' stories: persecuted for helping others”.

Haddingtonshire Histories Podcast Series

As part of Book Week Scotland, the Haddingtonshire Histories podcast series will conclude its first season with “The East Lothian Witchcraft Trilogy”.

This podcast will be released in three parts in the run-up to and during Book Week Scotland. The host speaks with Annemarie Allen and David McKenzie Robertson, local authors and historians who have researched and published extensively on the subject.

Available now - Part One - David McKenzie Robertson speaks about the witch panic and highlights some of the more prominent cases in East Lothian. 

To be released the week of 8 November

Part Two - Here we focus on the processes of accusation and punishment, as well as the more fascinating findings in David’s research.

To be released week of 15 November

Part Three - Annemarie Allen speaks about her research into those accused specifically in Prestonpans. Both David and Annemarie also express their thoughts on the current activities around recognition and pardoning.

You can listen to ‘Haddingtonshire Histories’ on Anchor  Spotify, Google Podcasts, and Apple Podcasts or on our Book Week Scotland webpage,