Butterfly Rammy: Beelin


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ON 22 August the theme for Butterfly Rammy at the Edinburgh Festival was ‘Beelin’.

Tensions may have frayed in the independence debate but it was remarkably civil for the potential splitting up of a state – the show explored how much truth there is in Scotland being a divided nation.

Discussing this issue were playwright Alan Bissett; Sally Foster-Fulton, the convenor of the Church and Society Council of The Church of Scotland; and John Finnie, MSP for the Highlands and Islands region.

Glasgow singer and songwriter Andrea Marini provided the musical element of the cabaret and our host Tam performed Sam Small’s explicit word featuring poem ‘This One Time’ from the Beelin chapter of the Butterfly Rammy book.

Butterfly Rammy will run until 30 August at the Stand in the Square.

There are limited free tickets available for shows on 27 and 30 August – find out more here .

Each show is based around one Scots word that represents ‘Butterfly Rammy’–the multiple and diverse thinking and activism that developed through the independence movement.

Find out more – including how to get tickets – here , and find out more here about the accompanying Butterfly Rammy book .

Alternatively, you can browse through the other recorded shows here .

Picture courtesy of Common Weal