Beyond Borders International Festival of Literature & Thought 2016

26 - 28 August 2016

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Women in Conflict Peace Initiative Launch

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon launches the Women in Conflict Peace Initiative at the Beyond Borders International Festival 2015

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Now in it’s 6th year, the Beyond Borders International Festival has grown from Books, Borders and Bikes into a cultural highlight from the Scottish Borders in the spectacular grounds of the historic Traquair House. As the Beyond Borders International Festival grows, we would love to make it more accessible to our friends and supporters around the world. To do this we need to be able to livestream every talk and session to anyone, anywhere in the world. Help us achieve this goal by donating to our crowdfunding campaign!

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Videos and Podcasts

Catch up on the debates and interviews from all of our previous festivals. See General Sir Mike Jackson talk about his decision to send UK forces into Iraq, Rory Stewart on Borderlands identity, BBC's James Naughtie on the Scottish Independence Referendum and Paul Conroy's haunting account of Marie Colvin's last mission into Syria. Don’t miss a moment of the Beyond Borders International Festival!

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Beyond Borders Scotland

Beyond Borders is a not-for profit organisation, which is dedicated to facilitating dialogue and international cultural exchange. Beyond Borders works across several different mediums including literature, performing arts, visual arts, heritage, film, politics and dialogue. It seeks to facilitate rather prescribe its cultural output. If it has an ideology it is to be innovative and collaborative in its endeavor.

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