Do Rural Areas in Scotland get the Press they deserve?
Tuesday 8th January 2013 at the Easterbrook Hall, 7.30pm
One of Scotland’s most respected journalists and commentators, Magnus Linklater is giving the first of the Spring 2013 Crichton Conversations.
In the Annual SRUC lecture, Magnus will tackle the perception that important and newsworthy events in rural areas are often ignored by the national press and that many of the stories which are reported have a negative slant despite being highly relevant for the whole community. He asks the question whether perhaps the responsibility for improving press coverage lies with the people in the rural areas and the media should not be blamed.
Over the last thirty years Magnus has held senior journalistic appointments on the London Evening Times, the Sunday Times and was from 1988 to 1994 the Editor of the Scotsman. He has written a number of books on current affairs and Scottish history and as someone brought up in Orkney and Easter Ross, has a strong record of interest in rural issues.
Dame Barbara Kelly, Foundation Convenor said ‘ Another fascinating and relevant topic to set the ball rolling for 2013. We hope to have a good turnout to hear the talk and participate in the questions and debate which will follow.’ Why not join us for the evening?’’
The talk is on Tuesday 8th January 2013 at 7.30pm in the Easterbrook Hall, Crichton Campus, Dumfries DG1 4TA. Tickets cost £5.00 and all are welcome at the door. Students free with valid ID. If you wish to book in advance or to receive a copy of the full programme please contact the Crichton Foundation Tel 01387 702 048 .
This Crichton Conversation is sponsored by the Scottish Rural University College
The Crichton Foundation, Browne House, Crichton Campus, Dumfries DG1 4ZZ Tel 01387 702048 Fax 01387 702 052. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org