In Conversation with... Jim Sillars

  • Accessibility: May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 1 year
Venue Age Restriction: 18+ after 21:00 but please check show listing
Dates, Times and Prices

Description

Born and raised in Ayr, after various early jobs Sillars joined the Royal Navy, serving in Hong Kong. Afterwards he joined the Fire Brigade, becoming a trade union and Labour Party activist. Later, following years as a Westminster Labour MP, he split to form the Scottish Labour Party before joining the SNP, becoming MP for Govan in 1988. Latterly he became Assistant to the Secretary General of the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce and served six years on the Scottish Enterprise board. His book A Difference of Opinion: My Political Journey was published in September 2021.

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: There is a temporary ramp over the 8 steep stone steps from street level to the venue foyer. The ramp has a small turning circle of 1m and therefore unfortunately is not suitable for an electric wheelchair user. Once inside the venue foyer, stall seating is accessible without any further assistance. Staff are happy to assist where possible and are unable to assist electric wheelchair users.
  • Wheelchair access type: Temporary Ramp

  • Stairs: 6 - 10
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info


How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Dates, Times and Prices