The Book Week started on the 5 September with the usual week-long and very popular second hand book sale in the library.
On Tuesday 6 September at 2.30 pm Alan Riach, poet and Professor of Scottish Literature at Glasgow University, introduced us to the “The Birlinn of Clanranald” his acclaimed translation from the Gaelic of an epic song of homage to ocean, ships and sailors. He talked about it and read from it to a most appreciative audience.
On Wednesday 7th James Robertson, the Booker long listed author of “And the Land Lay Still” and “The Testament of Gideon Mack”. introduced “To Be Continued”, his latest book, a madcap Highland adventure about many things among them a man turning 50 and having a mid life crisis. And being laughed at. His humour was again heard in his now famous “The News Where You are” one of his notable short stories in the collection 365 which are all 365 words exactly and written in one year.