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Monthly Archives: January 2012

Makar Lochhead adapts Burns

The Makar, Liz Lochhead, has written a new drama about the Scottish bard, Robert Burns. Lochhead’s play Burns and the Bankers is based on a short story by Helen Simpson The play will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 25th January, Burns Night, and will star John Sessions, Greg Wise and Sophie Thompson.

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Atlantic rowing team ahead of schedule

A Scots adventurer, who is attempting to row the Atlantic in under 30 days, is already ahead of schedule. 29 year old Mark Beaumont from Perthshire is one of a team of six aboard the Sara G. They set sail from Morocco and will end their journey at St Charles in Barbados. The team are captained by Matt Craughwell.

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