Graeme Armstrong

Live Event – Secondary Schools – Suitable for S4-6.

  • Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd February
    • Time and location tbc. 4 sessions.

Four workshops (class size) workshops in schools around his novel ‘The Young Team’. Conversations around gang culture with a historical perspective using video footage and readings.

Graeme Armstrong is a Times bestselling author from Airdrie. His teenage years were spent within Scotland’s ‘young team’ gang culture. After reading English as an undergraduate at the University of Stirling, he completed a Master’s in Creative Writing. He is currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Strathclyde.

His debut novel, The Young Team, is based upon his experiences. It is currently being adapted for screen by Synchronicity Films.

Most recently, Graeme presented a documentary for the BBC, Scotland the Rave, exploring the history of rave culture and the Scottish PCDJ subculture.

  • Winner of the Somerset Maugham Award 2021
  • Winner of the Betty Trask Award 2021
  • Scots Book o the Year 2021
  • Shortlisted Saltire First Book Award.
  • BAFTA Scotland Single Doc Nominee 2022.
  • RTS Scotland Specialist Factual Nominee 2022

Book an Event – Secondary Schools

Speak to your school librarian to book. We would prefer one return from each school so please advise your school librarian to email your choices. School librarians should email sls@renfrewshire.gov.uk giving your schools 1st, 2nd and 3rd ranking as well as confirming where you would host each session. Each school will be provided with at least one session based on their preferences as far as possible.  Sessions should take place in the school library where possible.

Graeme Armstrong