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WHAT'S ON PROGRAMME

Day 1
31 Aug 2017
Day 2
01 Sep 2017
Day 3
02 Sep 2017

Alastair McIntosh & Donald S Murray – Poacher’s Pilgrimage & Psalm-Boat

The Skye Book Festival 2017 Opening Event with Gaelic Precenting The islands of the Outer Hebrides are home to some of the most remote and spectacular scenery in the world....
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Alastair McIntosh and Donald S Murray

Peter Mackay – The Light Blue Book: 500 Years of Gaelic Love and Transgressive Poetry

This collection, covering 500 years of transgressive Gaelic poetry with new English translations, breaks the mould for anthologies of Gaelic verse. It offers poems that are erotic, rude, seditious and...
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Peter MacKay

Angus Peter Campbell – Memory and Straw

A face is nothing without its history. Gavin and Emma live in Manhattan. She’s a musician. He works in Artificial Intelligence. He’s good at his job. Scarily good. He’s researching...
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Angus Peter Campbell

Liz MacRae Shaw – No Safe Anchorage: Flight, Exile, Loss and Hope

BOOK LAUNCH This event will be in Portree Community Library Tom Masters, a nineteenth century naval officer, is a round peg in a square hole. A tantalising glimpse of a...
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Liz MacRae Shaw

Graeme Macrae Burnet – His Bloody Project

Chair: Alasdair Macrae His Bloody Project, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016 and won Saltire fiction book of the year 2016. It is soon to be published in around 20...
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Graeme Macrae Burnet

Deirdre Curley – Growing Up Pregnant, A Young Woman’s Journey To Motherhood

When Deirdre Curley swapped her quiet island life on Skye for the big smoke of Glasgow at the age of 16, she dreamed of being a successful actress. Little did...
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Deirdre Curley

Kevin MacNeil and Iain Urchardan – The Brilliant & Forever and Breab, Breab, Breab

The Brilliant & Forever by Kevin MacNeil was shortlisted for Saltire Society Fiction Book of the Year 2016. On an island like no other, the annual Brilliant & Forever festival...
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Kevin MacNeil and Iain Urchardan

The Art of Folding Books – with Jo from No Books Were Harmed

Introduction To The Art of Folding Books 4 hour Workshop Introduction to The Art of Folding Books. All materials are included for you to use and keep. Having selected a...
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The Art of Book Folding – with Jo from No Books Were Harmed

Maoilios Caimbeul and Diarmuid Johnson – An Dà Anam / In Two Minds

BOOK LAUNCH An Dà Anam / In Two Minds is a metaphysical dialogue in verse between the Irish poet Diarmuid Johnson and the Scottish poet Maoilios Caimbeul. Diarmuid writes in...
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Maoilios Caimbeul and Diarmuid Johnson

Ian Rankin – Rather Be the Devil

SHUTTLE SERVICE TO AND FROM IAN RANKIN’S SESSION FROM ANYWHERE IN PORTREE AREA JUST £2.50 RETURN WITH GO SKYE BOOK HERE Chair: Mark Wringe. Some cases never leave you. For...
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Ian Rankin

The Art of Folding Books – with Jo from No Books Were Harmed

Introduction To The Art of Folding Books 4 hour Workshop Introduction to The Art of Folding Books. All materials are included for you to use and keep. Having selected a...
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The Art of Book Folding – with Jo from No Books Were Harmed

Poetry Walk

With Davie McClymont and Norman Macdonald. A walk amongst the stones of Portree (Stronuirinish) Cemetery with Davie McClymont and Norman Macdonald. A chance to talk about some of the more...
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Davie McClymont and Norman Macdonald

Gilbert McKinnon – I’ll Sing On

Chair: Dr Cameron Tallach I’ll Sing On is the story of Catriona Maclean Mackinnon, a gifted and successful singer/harpist who lived on Skye. Catriona Maclean Mackinnon graduated from the Royal...
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Gilbert McKinnon

Roger Hutchinson – The Butcher, the Baker, the Candlestick-Maker

The Butcher, the Baker, the Candlestick Maker is a witty, insightful and surprising history of modern Britain, narrated through the colourful stories of the men and women who forged the...
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Roger Hutchinson