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The Big Scottish Book Club - Tues 24th Sept 2019

The Big Scottish Book Club - Tues 24th Sept 2019

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Free | Seated Show | Licensed Bar | 18+ only | Refer to BBC listing for T&Cs | Please notify us of any access requirements 

A thrilling mix of established and emerging voices will be appearing in the new series The Big Scottish Book Club. Two episodes of the series will be filmed at Inchyra on Tuesday 24th September. 

A stunning line-up of authors, from Scotland and across the UK and from fiction and non-fiction, has been confirmed for the four-part series, which will go out this autumn on BBC Scotland.  

The full line-up:

  • Ian Rankin
  • Sara Collins
  • Graham Norton
  • Marian Keyes
  • David Nicholls
  • Patrick Gale
  • Denise Mina
  • Maggie O’Farrell
  • John Niven
  • Rhik Samadder
  • Ambrose Parry (aka Chris Brookmyre & Marisa Haetzman)
  • Janice Galloway

Award-winning writer Damian Barr, who will host the series, says: “The Big Scottish Book Club is bringing books back to television and making it clear that stories are for everyone. The line-up for this series truly reflects the diverse storytelling talent at work in Scotland and across the UK and I can’t wait to share this thrilling mixture of established and emerging voices.

“Each show has a distinct theme - from memoir to crime - so we can have really rich conversations, delving into the writer’s own story as well as their books.”

Filmed in Perthshire and Helensburgh, the format of The Big Scottish Book Club is inspired by Damian Barr’s renowned Literary Salon, currently resident at London’s Savoy Hotel.

Ian Rankin says: “I grew up watching book shows on TV. They were rare enough then and there are even fewer now, despite the vast number of book-lovers in the UK. So it’s a joy to see Scotland get its own books programme and a privilege to be a guest on the first of what I hope will be many seasons.”



TICKETING: Tickets for shows at Inchyra can be purchased online through our ticketing partner Skiddle. Tickets through Skiddle are print at home e-tickets meaning there are no delivery charges. For some shows we also issue paper tickets which can be bought over the counter at the following outlets: St Madoes Village Store (very close to the venue), Spar in Errol, Bandwagon in Perth and Groucho's in Dundee. Tickets are transferable but non-refundable – this means that, once you have purchased a ticket you can give it or sell it to someone but it cannot be refunded by the venue. This is standard practice for live shows as it would be impossible to run shows if you couldn’t rely on the ticket sales. If a show is sold out, Skiddle run a very effective re-sale facility, which can be accessed through your Skiddle account.

ACCESS TO INCHYRA: Inchyra is a private home which is opened up for shows. The car park will open an hour before the doors open, which is usually at 7pm. Please don’t arrive on the estate earlier than this.

TIMINGS: Timings for Inchyra shows follow a pretty set format. Doors open at 7pm with hot food available and the bar open.  Show time 8pm. Unfortunately we are not able to advise on end times for live shows as these will vary accordingly to the artist.  However, if there is support the times will be approximately 8.00pm support act, 9pm headline act, with a finish at approximately 10.30pm, but this may run over depending on encores etc. Shows without a support act are likely to finish earlier. The bar is usually open until 11pm.

SEATING FORMATS: Seating for all shows at Inchyra is unreserved.  We will tell you at the top of each show listing what style of show it is.  Here's a description of what to expect for each style of seating:

  • Cabaret Seating: jazz club style seating at small round tables with chairs, together with some bench seating for larger cabaret style shows.  Chairs are padded, benches are not. You are advised to arrive early to grab the best seats.
  • Theatre Seating:  chairs laid out in rows facing the stage and allocated on a first come, first served basis.  Please be advised that due to the construction of the barn, seats in some places will have a supporting beam in their view, so again arrive early to grab the best seats. 
  • Standing:  there is very limited seating available at these shows.  

DISABLED ACCESS: If you require disabled access or seating for any of our shows, including standing, please contact us on 01738 860066 and we will do our best to arrange this for you. Please be advised that disabled seating at standing shows requires the construction of a ramp and raised stand so please contact us well in advance.  Priority will be given to wheelchair users. We cannot guarantee disabled seating if we are not notified in advance of the show.  There are disabled parking bays close to the venue, where again, wheelchair users will be given priority.  

FOOD: for most shows at Inchyra there is hot food available (usually street style food) and we will detail this in the show information at the top of the page. Food is served from doors opening time. 

BAR: Unless otherwise specified there is a licenced bar available at all shows. 


UNDER 18s: we are all in favour of introducing children and young people to live music at an early age, however, our experience is that below a certain age the vast majority of children find big loud shows too much which is not great for them or for the rest of the audience. We therefore give a minimum age which is our experience is suitable for each show. Please do not buy tickets for children below the stated age as we will not be able to give them access.