The Scottish World – Live

Saturday 28th May

‘Thaim wi a guid Scots tongue in their heid are fit tae gang ower the warld.’

In 2006, renowned broadcaster Billy Kay released ‘The Scottish World’ highlighting the extraordinary influence the Scots have had on communities and cultures on almost every continent.

Now Billy will bring the stories to life in a special Live Event as part of Off The Page Festival, and the Tolbooth @ 20 celebrations.


Billy will be joined on the night by musician Paul McKenna, who will reimagine some of the stories through live performance of songs new and old.

The Scottish World

While others have questioned the self-confidence of the Scots, Kay has travelled the world from Bangkok to Brazil, Warsaw to Waikiki and found ringing endorsements for the integrity and intellect, the poetry and passion of the Scottish people in every country he has visited.

This event is the result of a collaborative partnership between Tolbooth At 20 and Stirling Libraries.


In 2022 Tolbooth turns 20 years old.   To celebrate we’ll be hosting a series of 20 special events across the year, ranging from music, art, film, festivals and workshops. Each of these events will be listed on our Festivals page, check back as we’ll be announcing more soon!


Event Info

Cost - £7.5 / £5

Date - 28 May 2022

Doors - 7:00 pm



Jail Wynd, Stirling, FK8 1DE

+44 (0)1786 27 4000


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