Programme 2023

Friday, 07 July 2023 from 1 p.m. (13.00 Uhr)

In partnership with the University of Aberdeen

13.00 Welcome our 1st Scot t Fest Atrium Maximum
Focus on Walter Scott
13.30 'My oaks will outlast my laurels': Walter Scott and Trees  Welcome to Scott by Prof Alison Lumsden (Aberdeen) Atrium Maximum

Stories from Scott

with Dr Anna Fancett (Aberdeen)

Atrium Maximum
14.30 Coffee, Tea and Ice Cream

Linke Aula

Ice cream stand outside the building

Focus on Scotland and Nature Writing
15.00 Reading The Living Mountain Today
Talk by Kelly Schmidt (JGU)
Atrium Maximum

Nan Shepherd And The Curse of Frankenstein

Animated Lecture by Erlend Clouston

Atrium Maximum
17.30 From the living mountain to the living forest HS11
17.30 Wine and Pretzels Foyer
17.30 Whisky Tasting tbc

Iona Fyfe Trio

Award-Winning Singer

from Aberdeenshire

Atrium Maximum

Saturday, 08 July 2023 from 10 a.m. (10.00 Uhr)

Focus on Scotland and Rheinland-Pfalz
10.00 Welcome and Introduction Atrium Maximum


•Learning Scotland‘s language with Iona Fyfe

•Learning to write Scottish Songs with Jenny Sturgeon

•Learning to tell Stories with Anna Fancett

(Please register via Eventbrite)


WBZ U1-153


WBZ U1-155

10.30 Lowland Games for the wee lads and lassies (Kids) Parking Lot, Alte Mensa
Lunch Break

Linke Aula

Döner stand outside the building

12.30 Welcome Back to our GETs
(German Educational Trainees)
Atrium Maximum

GET Together

Our Scottish / Irish / German Students Present their Global Citizen Projects (Exhibition, Films, Talks) with Partners in Mainz, Bad Kreuznach, Ahrtal, Pfälzerwald

Coffee, Tea and Shortbread Linke Aula
Performance , Music and Dance
16.00 The Living Mountain (Jenny Sturgeon)
Audio-visual Performance inspired by Nan Shepherd's celebrated book of the same name.
Atrium Maximum
18.30 Rantin Rovin Robin” The Life of Scotland’s Favourite Son, Robert Burns, in Music, Song and Verse by Richard Morrison Atrium Maximum
Wine and Pretzels Foyer

Ceilidh (Scottish Dance)

Narhalla Dancers and FSCDC e.V

Atrium Maximum



Register for the Scot t Fest here!

Food and Drinks

There will be food trucks and a wine stand at limited times during the Scot t Fest. Additionally, there are nearby restaurants very close to the location, like the Kulturcafé, Baron and Imbiss Diwan.


The Scot t Fest 2023 will take place in the "Alte Mensa" on the campus of JGU Mainz.

Download the map

Find the Alte Mensa on Google Maps

Getting to Campus

The campus of JGU is only a short distance from Mainz main station (20 minutes on foot or two stops
by bus or tram). You can either get off at the stop “Universität” and enter campus via the main gate or
get off at the stop “Friedrich-von-Pfeiffer-Weg” which is located behind the Philosophicum building. You
can also download the app “Mainzer Mobilität” for bus and tram timetables.

The following bus or tram lines take you from Mainz main station to campus:

6 (in direction Münchfeld/Gonsenheim)

9 (in direction Arena)

51 (in direction Lerchenberg)

53 (in direction Lerchenberg)

54 (in direction Klein-Winternheim)

55 (in direction Nieder-Olm)

56 (in direction Wackernheim)

57 (in direction Bretzenheim)

58 (in direction Finthen)

59 (in direction Hochschule Mainz)

64 (in direction Hartenberg)

65 (in direction Hartenberg)

68 (in direction Budenheim)

75 (in direction Schwabenheim/Ingelheim)