I am just now emerging from the foetal position which I assumed about 36 hours ago, post the event, whimpering the while. In all that time I’ve hardly squeezed out so much as a tweet.
The performances and speakers on September 29th were inspired, the atmosphere electric (tick those boxes); and Alasdair Gray and his group enjoyed the evening immensely (tick that box).
A first scholarship was awarded on the night and there is more in the scholarship kitty, so the Alasdair Gray Musical Scholarship Trust is now an established fact on the ground; and on that basis we can apply going forward for top ups from various sources.
If you couldn’t be there, you can watch the event on live stream courtesy of Independence Live, who did a great job. I’m awaiting a final tally on how many were watching, but preliminary figures show that the event had a good audience across Scotland.
As Robert Burns well understood, language and culture foster the bonds of social cohesion and solidarity, so necessary in these difficult times.
I have so many, many thank you letters to write (you know who you are). Those will be landing over the next wee while.
Right! Back now, into the foetal position.