A collective voice for literature and languages in Scotland

Turning the Next Page: Future-Proofing our Sector

Join us at our Sector Away Day to listen, learn, discuss key issues, make connections and agree on practical outcomes to develop for 2020.

DATE: Tues 1 Oct 2019

TIME: 10am for 10.30am-5pm

VENUE: Malmaison Dundee, Tay Suite (first floor), 44 Whitehall Crescent, Dundee DD1 4AY.


This free (but ticketed) event is designed to provide a space and time to bring together our members, literature professionals and peers as well as others working in Scotland’s literature, languages and publishing sector for a planning and information-sharing day.

Featuring local historian, library worker and storyteller Dr Erin Farley, the launch of our second Literature Talks commission from award-winning author and journalist Chitra Ramaswamy, breakout discussions on key issues affecting the sector on and offline, quick-fire talks on upcoming sector opportunities and best practice case studies – and more!

Not to mention plenty of time to chat to and connect with other delegates and peers from Scotland’s literature, languages and publishing sector.

Our Sector Away Day will also include our AGM after lunch from 2 pm for 15 mins where Members can re-elect our Trustees and ask any questions.

We anticipate an audience of 100. Lunch and refreshments are included. Registration is at 10 am.

The spirit of the conference is to listen and engage with one another in openness, respect and generosity within an inclusive, welcoming and supportive space for all. Self-definition is at the sole discretion of the individual.

We aim to make this event as accessible as possible. If you would like to attend and travel costs are a barrier, please email Jenny on admin@literaturealliancescotland.co.uk

The Tay Suite is on the first floor which is accessible by a lift near the hotel reception.

We look forward to seeing you there!




Getting to Malmaison Dundee

By Rail: The closest station is Dundee station. From the station, Malmaison Dundee is a 2-minute walk or 5-minute journey by car or taxi.

By Car: 

SAT NAV: Use postcode DD1 4AY.

From Edinburgh

1.5 hours north of Edinburgh by car, from Edinburgh take the A90 and over the Forth Road Bridge continuing on the A90, when you reach Dundee head right along the Riverfront past the Airport and Mal is just opposite the train station, also follow signs for Discovery Ship and Tay Road Bridge (can also take the Fife coastal route for a more scenic journey and come into Dundee over the Tay Road Bridge, this will take about 2 hours from Edinburgh).

From Glasgow

2 hours northeast of Glasgow by car, take the M80 then the A9, following signs for Perth, at the Broxden Junction take the A90 for Dundee, Again when you reach Dundee take the right turn along the Riverfront past the Airport and we are just opposite the train station, and Discovery Ship and Tay Road Bridge.

From Aberdeen

80 minutes south of Aberdeen by car, take the A90, when you come into Dundee take the left turn onto the Kingsway and then right onto the A92 onto the Riverfront, you will pass a retail outlet with TK Maxx and Matalan then again straight on for the Railway Station, Tay Road Bridge and Discovery Ship.


Unfortunately, the hotel has no car parking on site. The nearest car park is the Greenmarket Multi-storey Car Park, a 5-minute walk away. The cost is £10.20 for up to 12 hours between Monday – Sunday 08.00 – 20.00. Car parking is free at Greenmarket outside of these hours.