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Even In Edinburgh / Glasgow (Ishbel McFarlane)

By | Published on Wednesday 31 August 2011

It’s a journey that over 9000 commuters make every day, but for Ishbel McFarlane, the Edinburgh-Glasgow train-line has an irresistible and timeless romance. One can be plunged into the heart of the countryside in minutes and return to civilisation just as quickly, never far from either city. With recitals of Hugh McDiarmid poems, Ishbel invites us and fellow commuters on an engaging literal and literary journey that explores the point where Edinburgh’s historic skyline gives way to Glasgow’s industrial chimneys. Her insights imprint themselves onto fields and hills, transforming them into a poetry so often overlooked by commuters. Funny, affable and warmly laced with her love for the two cities, this performance transports us in both senses of the word.

Under the Departure Boards at Waverley Station, 13 and 20 Aug, 11.30am (1.08pm), free, fpp260.
tw rating 5/5