Please get in touch with event ideas or proposals. Daniel can do lively talks and workshops of various lengths tailored to your audience. He has also chaired at book festivals and presented various other events, and even been asked back afterwards.Dan iphone Feb 15 172

Do get in touch:

Daniel is Live Literature Funded. He has given workshops and readings in schools, prisons, football grounds, pubs and many other places. See here. He has been employed by the Edinburgh International Book Festival as a Writer-in-Residence since 2017.


17/05/18 1600 Tales of Your Town, Rothes Halls, Glenrothes. Part of ReimagiNation Festival. Details here.

March, various dates: Chairing at Aye Write book festival, Glasgow.


28/02/17 1800 National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh. Saturday, 3pm. FREE. Register here.

12/03/17 1645 Aye Write! festival, Glasgow, Saturday, 3pm with Nige Tassell, author of The Bottom Corner: A Season with the Dreamers of Non-league Football. £9. Buy here.

March, various dates: Chairing at Aye Write book festival, Glasgow.

26/04/17 1930 The Old Inn, Dunfermline. Saturday, 3pm Cancer Research fundraiser.

09/05/17 2000 Lighthouse Books, Edinburgh. Scribbles in the Margins readings.

16/05/17 1800 The Signet Library, Edinburgh. Scribbles in the Margins launch.

21/05/17 1500 Booked! Festival, Cumbernauld. Saturday, 3pm.

25/05/17 1930 Chairing Blizzard football event, Signet Library, Edinburgh.

August, various dates: Chairing at Edinburgh Book Festival, Edinburgh, and Booked! festivals in East Kilbride and Irvine.

26/08/17 1030 Edinburgh Book Festival, Scribbles in the Margins. Tickets here.

06/09/17 1900 Chairing An Evening With Nutmeg Magazine, Partick Thistle FC, Glasgow.

07/10/17 1100 Portobello Book Festival, Saturday, 3pm.

07/10/17 1730 Gretna 2008 FC, Saturday, 3pm. Part of FARE Football People fortnight.

10/10/17 1900 Football Night at Partick Thistle FC. Part of FARE Football People fortnight.

27/11/17 1900 Book Week Scotland, Selkirk Library, Scribbles in the Margins. Details here.

28/11/17 1900 Book Week Scotland, Orkney Library, Scribbles in the Margins. Details here.

30/11/17 1800 National Library of Scotland, Scribbles in the Margins. Details here.

02/12/17 1430 Book Week Scotland, Aberdeen Central Library, Scribbles in the MarginsDetails here.


29/01/16 Leith Dockers Club. Kiss Bigotry Goodbye, Readings and football quiz.

03/02/16 Mauchline Kilmarnock Supporters’ Club. Kiss Bigotry Goodbye, Readings and football quiz.

10/02/16 Supporters Direct Scotland. Kiss Bigotry Goodbye, Readings and football quiz.

20/02/16 Selkirk FC. Kiss Bigotry Goodbye, Readings and football quiz.

25/02/16 Rossvale FC. Kiss Bigotry Goodbye, Readings and football quiz.

12/03/16 Scottish Youth Parliament AGM.

March, various dates: Chairing at Aye Write book festival, Glasgow.

13/04/16 Queen of the South FC. Kiss Bigotry Goodbye, Readings and football quiz.

06/05/16 Middlesbrough Central Library, with Harry Pearson.

14/05/16 Bathgate Thistle FC. Kiss Bigotry Goodbye, Readings and football quiz.

19/05/16 Chairing Blizzard football event, Signet Library, Edinburgh.

29/05/16 Women’s football clubs, Falkirk. Kiss Bigotry Goodbye, Readings and football quiz.

25/06/16 Africa on the Ball, Glasgow. Kiss Bigotry Goodbye, Readings and football quiz.

August, various dates: Chairing at Edinburgh Book Festival, Edinburgh.

09/09/16 Yarm Library, with Bob Fischer and Harry Pearson.

22/11/16 – Book Week Scotland, Arthurlie Inns, Barrhead, Saturday, 3pm.

23/11/16 – Book Week Scotland, Canon’s Gait pub, Edinburgh, Saturday, 3pm.

06/10/16 Launch of Saturday, 3pm. Counting House, Edinburgh.

2015 events 

6pm National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh. This is Scotland, with co-author Alan McCredie.

4.30pm Aye Write festival, Glasgow. This is Scotland, with co-author Alan McCredie. Tickets and details here.

8pm Colinton Literary Society, Edinburgh. This is Scotland, with co-author Alan McCredie.

2pm Gala Fairydean Rovers FC, Netherdale ground, Galashiels. Book Week Scotland event. Details here. Free.

2014 events

5pm LEITH Launch of This is Scotland, Parlour Bar, Duke Street

12pm MIDDLESBROUGH Three north-east writers discuss Boro. Middlesbrough Library with Harry Pearson and John Nicholson. Part of Discover Middlesbrough festival.

7.30pm CUMBERNAULD, stories from This is Scotland, Cumbernauld Library

7pm GLASGOW, stories from Homage to Caledonia, STUC Centre, Woodlands Road.

2013 Hatters events 

The ‘Well I’ve Never Bloody `eard of `im’ World Tour.

1pm CHESTER Chester Literature Festival, Chester Town Hall. Tales from Hatters, Railwaymen and Knitters.

5.45pm MIDDLESBROUGH Dr Brown’s pub, Middlesbrough. A homecoming gig before the Doncaster match. Tales from Hatters, Railwaymen and Knitters.

11am BRADFORD Waterstones, Bradford Wool Exchange. Reading from and signing copies of Hatters, Railwaymen and Knitters.

12.30pm BRADFORD One in a Million Cafe, Valley Parade, Bradford. The Bradford launch of Hatters, Railwaymen and Knitters. Tales from the book and signing copies.

4pm EDINBURGH Previously…Scotland’s History Festival, Adam House, Chambers Street. The Radicalism of Small Towns. How the wee places, via their radicalism, made the Scotland and England we know. Expect riots, rebellion and jokes about Chartism.

Stramash events 2010-2014:

31/10/10 1.15pm Radical Book Fair

08/03/11 7.30pm Aye Write book festival, Mitchell Library, Glasgow

16/06/11 The Parlour, Duke Street, Edinburgh. Part of the Leith Festival. A Yorkshireman’s Scotland.

17/08/11 Edinburgh Book Festival

19/09/11 Bearsden and Milngavie National Trust

01/02/12 Greenock Writers’ Club

12/04/13 7.30pm, Aye Write: Where is Scottish Football Going? With Henry McLeish, Dave Edgar and Iain Hyslop.

20/02/14 8pm Hibernian St Patrick’s Supporters’ Club, Leith

Homage to Caledonia events 2009-2014:

17/01/09 Communist Party, Glasgow, 11am

29/01/09 Calton to Caledonia, Ramshorn Theatre, 7.30pm

06/02/09 Dumfries: Writing History, 2pm

07/02/09 Dumfries: Film, lunch and lecture, 12pm

26/02/09 East Lothian Fabian Society, Prestonpans Labour Club, 7.30pm

02/03/09 Glasgow University Scottish Nationalists Association, 7pm

03/03/09 NLS: Women and the Spanish Civil War, 7pm

11/03/09 Aye Write festival, Mitchell Library, 7.30pm

02/04/09 Rededication of Edinburgh memorial, 12.30pm

02/04/09 Ceilidh Culture, 8pm

04/04/09 Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy, 11am

16/04/09 Stirling University Nationalists Association, 7pm

21/04/09 Scottish Trade Unions Congress, Perth, lunchtime fringe meeting

23/04/09 Hamilton Town House Library, 7.30pm

22/05/09 SNP: Pint, pie and policy talk, 7.45pm

10/06/09 Leith Festival, Leith Library, 7pm

23/07/09 North Berwick Library, 7.30pm

07/08/09 Love Music Hate Racism, 7.30pm

13/08/09 Borders, Glasgow, 6.30pm

18/08/09 Aberdeen History Society, 7.30pm

20/08/09 Blackwells, Edinburgh, 6pm

27/08/09 Edinburgh Book Festival, 4pm

05/09/09 GMB Political Forum, Glasgow, 10.30am

08/09/09 Portlethen Academy, all day

10/09/09 Kilsyth SSP, 7.30pm

01/11/09 Radical Book Fair, Edinburgh, 12.30pm

12/11/09 Edinburgh Spanish Circle, 7.30pm

19/11/09 St Margaret’s school history society, 7pm

27/11/09 Unison Lothian NHS, 1pm

05/12/09 Belfast Unite, 11am

08/12/09 West of Scotland Historical Association, Mitchell Library, 5.30pm

06/01/10 Reshuffle, Govan Pearce Institute, 3pm

07/03/10 Aye Write, chairing Paul Preston event, 12.30pm

29/01/10 Open University History Society of Edinburgh, 8pm

30/03/10 East Renfrewshire Storytelling Festival, Newton Mearns Library, 7.30pm

29/04/10 Blantyre Miners’ Welfare, 7pm

05/07/10 Show with Jon Prag: Arisaig, Astley Hall, 7.30pm

07/07/10 Show with Jon Prag: Kinlochleven, Leven Centre, 7.30pm

08/07/10 Show with Jon Prag: Isle of Muck, Schoolroom, 7.30pm

13/07/10 William Patrick Library, Kirkintilloch, 7pm

14, 21, 28/08/10 Show with Jon Prag: Edinburgh Fringe, St Cuthbert’s, 2.05pm

12/10/10 Dollar History Society, 7.30pm

08/11/10 Marx Memorial Library, 6.30pm

16/02/11 Clydebank WEA, 10am

01/09/12 Kirkcaldy Memorial event, 11am

28/10/12 Music and Words, Barioja, 7pm

28/11/12 Cumbernauld College

29/11/12 Catalan Film Festival, Edinburgh

15/01/13 ‘Scotland and the Spanish Civil War’, Leith Local History Society, Leith Community Education Centre, 7.30pm

20/01/13 Songs and stories of the Spanish Civil War, Celtic Connections Festival, Mitchell Library, 7.30pm

28/03/13 7pm Scotland and the Spanish Civil War, Longniddry Rotary Club

03/12/14 7pm Scots in Spain, STUC, Glasgow

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