2017, the country is divided. In a small pub in Prestonpans, four millennials are told the true story of four local miners who, 80 years ago, travelled from the streets of Prestonpans to the valleys of Spain. They gave up everything that was familiar, for a land that was not; for a people they had never met; and for a cause, they believed was right. 549, a play with songs, is a timely insight into one of Scotland’s almost forgotten conflicts.
Post show discussion on Friday 24 May with historian, presenter and author Daniel Gray who’s book Homage to Caledonia, influenced the making of 549. (approx 30 mins)
"a call to arms and a timely reminder to always fight for what you believe in.” Reviews Hub ★★★★