The Skye Book Festival will run between Thursday and Saturday next week (26th, 27th and 28th July), featuring an exciting programme of events.
The 70th birthday of the great Skye writer Aonghas Macneacail will be celebrated in his native island, as will the life and work of the “English Skyeman”, the late Allan Campbell Mclean.
Children will enjoy events with the childrens’ author Lari Don. The little-known fact that Virginia Woolf based her famous novel ‘To the Lighthouse’ on a lighthouse between Skye and Kyle of Lochalsh will be explored.
The piping traditions of Skye will be discussed with author Bridget Mackenzie. And the festival will round off on Saturday night with a dramatic production of the life of the Uist “weaver of grass” Angus MacPhee by the Horse and Bamboo Theatre Company, introduced by MacPhee’s biographer Roger Hutchinson.
“We have worked hard to present a book festival which is both reflective of our region and accessible to the wider world,” said festival committee chairman Donald MacDonald.
“We think there is something for everyone at Feis Leabhraichean an Eilein - and that every single event will be fascinating in its own right. We naturally hope that visitors will find themselves welcome at the Skye Book Festival. And we hope that our local residents will support this project, and encourage it to move from strength to strength in future years.”