Platform is on tour in Scotland next week, discussing The Oil Road in a variety of venues and formats in Glasgow and Edinburgh. All events are free and open to all – please come along.

Sunday 21st October, 3pm (free)
Document – International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival
Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow
A multimedia event exploring the social, environmental and political impacts of the oil industry though a journey tracing the flow of oil from the Caspian Sea to Europe, along tanker routes and pipelines including the controversial Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline. Pieces of documentary film from 1898-2010 will be interspersed with readings from Platform’s book, The Oil Road and discussion. The film clips include some of the earliest film footage ever shot  – an 1898 film of an oil gusher in Baku – and a little seen Bernardo Bertolucci film, La Via de Petrolio, commissioned by an oil company as a promotional video.
 http://documentfilmfestival.org/doc10/

Monday 22nd October, 7.15-9pm (free)
University Chaplaincy Auditorium, Edinburgh University 
Hosted by Edinburgh People and Planet group
Discussion on The Oil Road and the politics of oil with James Marriott (PLATFORM), Paul Daly (Friends of the Earth Scotland) and Alister Hamilton (University of Edinburgh) http://www.facebook.com/events/254622347996816/  

Tuesday 23rd October, 3pm (free)
Stills Gallery, Edinburgh
Part of the Social Documents series.
A multimedia event exploring the social, environmental and political impacts of the oil industry though a journey tracing the flow of oil from the Caspian Sea to Europe, along tanker routes and pipelines including the controversial Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline. Pieces of documentary film from 1898-2010 will be interspersed with readings from Platform’s book, The Oil Road. The film clips include some of the earliest film footage ever shot  – an 1898 film of an oil gusher in Baku – and a little seen Bernardo Bertolucci film, La Via de Petrolio, commissioned by an oil company as a promotional video.
http://www.stills.org/event/future

Wednesday 24 October 2012 at 8.30pm (free)  
Edinburgh Radical Book Fair
Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 30-38 Dalmeny Street
Edinburgh, EH6 8RG
Edinburgh’s excellent Word Power books are organising the 16th Edinburgh Radical Book Fair later this month. Platform will be there to discuss The Oil Road alongside Owen Logan, whose Flammable Societies: Studies on the Socio-Economics of Oil and Gas (co-edited with John-Andrew McNeish) has just been published by Pluto Press. There will also be a Flammable Societies photography exhibition running throughout the fair
Other speakers this year include David Graeber on Debt, Hsiao-Hung Pai on Scattered Sand and a talk by Sarah Irving on her new biography of Leila Khaled. The fair is opened by Richard Gott who will speak about Britain’s Empire: Resistance, Repression and Revolt. Speakers in recent years have included Liz Lochead, Carol Gilligan, Laurie Penny, Ilan Pappe and many more. All events are free and open to all, (though donations are welcome). See the full line-up here.