James Boswell's uncle John was a member of a sect known as the Glasites.
Boswell Book Festival 2012
The programme for this years Boswell Book Festival has now been published. The festival will be held on May 11 - 13, 2012, and once again it willl take place mostly on the grounds of Auchinleck House. This year it is being accompanied by a number of satellite events, such as the "Boswell in the Square" fair in Cumnock, special tours of nearby Dumfries House, a lecture by Dr. Gordon Turnbull at the University of the West of Scotland and tastings of Grant's Whiskey.
The main programme includes talks by former MP Tam Dalyell, royal biographer Sarah Bradford, "secret millionaire" Tony Banks as well as by veteran actor Timothy West, who will also star in the comic play Dr Johnson's Dictionary of Crime, which will be performed on the evening of the first day of the festival.
You can read all about the festival at the festival web site.