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James Naughtie

Scottish National Gallery The Hawthornden Lecture Theatre (please enter via the back door of the RSA)
  • Friday 27 September 2019, 6:30-8:30pm
£ 18.00

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At a time of political turmoil, at home and abroad, our whole culture is being questioned. Are we the country we want to be? Is our public discourse fit for our times? Are we giving proper place in our society to the enduring values embedded in our art and literature? These are the questions that will be taken up by James Naughtie, special correspondent for BBC News and presenter of Today on Radio 4 for 21 years. His life as a journalist has taken him round the world to talk to some of the most influential characters of our time. He will reflect on those experiences, the people he has met, and look ahead to a future that seems more uncertain now than at any time most of us can remember.

We would also like to remind Friends that all blue badge parking has been suspended on the Mound Precinct.  We apologise for the inconvenience caused by this and please be assured that we aim to re-instate the bays as soon as possible.

Brendan Kelly James Naughtie, b.1951 2017 - 2018 © Brendan Kelly
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Event accessibility

  • Wheelchair access
  • Hearing loop

Gallery facilities

We are currently working on improving our galleries. During this time some rooms will be closed and some facilities will be temporarily removed. There will be limited disabled access to some areas.

Find out more about disabled access at the Scottish National Gallery

  • Information desk
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair access
  • Hearing loop
  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchairs available
  • Public toilets
  • Lockers (£1/£2)
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Seating throughout
  • Bike rack

Getting here

The Scottish National Gallery can be found just off Princes Street in the city centre.

In addition to the transport options below there are bike racks at each site and Just Eat Cycle Hire stations nearby.

  • Open daily, 10am-5pm. Thursdays until 7pm
The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL

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