The Arches & Traverse Theatre present Platform 18 Award winner 2014: Ishbel McFarlane, who will feature in Episode 16 of Scots Radio

Arches FestivalLanguage is personal. Nothing gets closer to our hearts. And yet, by its own nature, it’s always social. Who owns it? Who appoints it? Who governs it? And why?
In this one-woman show about Scots langauge, Ishbel McFarlane presents a pile of fragments- collected stories, interviews, memories, characters and attitudes- to challenge and disrupt our expectations and prejudices about language.
By interrogating the history of Scots and the ways in which it is taught and subdued, the audience is invited to question the way forward for minority languages.
The Arches Platform 18 award gives groundbreaking, emergent performance talent the oportunity to stage a funded production at The Arches, followed by a run at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh.
Wed 15 – Fri 17 April – The Arches – tickets and info
Thu 23 – Sat 25 April – Traverse Theatre – tickets and info