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23 Sep

A Question of Immigration

12:00 — 13:00
County Buildings, Main Hall, Wigtown, DG8 9JH

Part of Wigtown Book Festival

How is immigration changing Scotland and can the nation chart a separate course from England? Is our politicians’ generally open attitude to migration representative? To discuss, we welcome Alasdair Allan, Minister for International Development and Europe. He is joined by Robert Wright, Professor of Economics at the University of Strathclyde and a founder of the Centre for Population Change, and Marjorie Lotfi Gill of The Belonging Project.

Chaired by the writer Richard Holloway.

Accessibility information

Wheelchair access

The venue is fitted with ramps up shallow staircases as well as a lift to reach the first floor. All doors within the building are double doors which enable wheelchair access. Similarly, all rooms offer wheelchair access internally.

Extra information

The Festival Marquee, County Buildings Main Hall, and McNeillie Tent are all equipped with induction loop technology for the hard of hearing. Again in 2017, in association with Stagetext, the festival is trialling live subtitling, for people with hearing loss, on Saturday 23 September and Sunday 24 September in the County Buildings, Main Hall. Subtitled events are marked (S) in listings.