NLS co-sponsors Ullapool Book Festival

A L Kennedy
A L Kennedy.

For a weekend in May the north-west Highland village of Ullapool will enjoy the company of award-winning writers and poets.

Bernard MacLaverty, A L Kennedy and Jackie Kay are three of the authors taking part in the fifth Ullapool Book Festival. From 8-10 May the village will celebrate Gaelic, English and Scots literature, reflecting the cultural heritage of the north-west Highlands. One of the sponsors this year is the National Library of Scotland.

Among other writers appearing at Ullapool will be:

  • Donny O'Rourke, the festival's honorary president
  • Aonghas Macneacail and Gerda Stevenson
  • Angus Peter Campbell
  • Margaret Bennett
  • Andro Linklater
  • Alice Thompson.

The 2009 festival supports Homecoming Scotland. Four events take place on the community-owned Isle Martin in Loch Broom, where emigrant ships departed in the 19th century.

2 April 2009



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