The Burgess and the Laird
music and lyrics by April Alsup
book by Mark Sbani
Situated in Scotland's Inner Hebrides, the Isle of Eigg has an eiggstraordinary leiggacy. Not long ago, the inhabitants of Eigg faced a different type of invader; a celebrity Laird looking to seize the day! Will the citizens stick with him through thick or thin? Can he eiggcept that a medieval landlord mentality no longer works on Eigg? The transfer to community ownership hatched on Eigg is arguably the most captivating eiggsample of Scottish land reform. It helped provide for the basis of the Land Reform Act of 2003. Come eiggsperience more than 20 years of Scottish land reform this August in Edinburgh!