This year the Tobermory Book Festival takes place in Tobermory from 24th to 27th October.
We are happy to offer short breaks, subject to availability in the Treshnish Cottages for this weekend. We are also offering £75 discount off a week long booking.
There is so much planned, so many interesting events to choose from. All with Tobermory as a backdrop – what is not to love about that?
Tobermory Book Festival
The Tobermory Book Festival is organised by Duncan Swinbanks (Tackle & Books), Hugh Andrew (Birlinn Books) and Hugh Raven (Ardtornish). They have lots of interesting talks and events planned with some excellent writers are taking part. There is something for everyone! For lovers of wildlife and environment, for lovers of fiction and photography, for lovers of good food, Scotland and its history….
Jim Hunter: Insurrection: Scotland’s Famine Winter. I have heard Jim Hunter speak before and think this will be really interesting, and relevant to Mull’s history.
- Ben Blathwayt, author of popular children’s books some of them set on Mull, including Tig and Tag. Ben lived at Treshnish for a while and says that there are various little Treshnish memories in his illustrations!
Douglas Skelton and Alex Gray – Murder on Mull.. for lovers of a good murder mystery!
Roy Pedersen: Who Pays the Ferryman? A leading expert on ferry transport talks about aspects of travelling in the islands.
Sue Lawrence: A Taste of Scotland’s Islands. Sue is one of Scotland’s best known cookery writers!
- Politics and music, as Alan Johnson (politician and writer) and Colin MacIntyre (musician and writer) talk.
There are too many other writers and speakers to mention here, so please look at the West Over Sea website for more details.
There is a Dinner planned with Alan Johnson and Jim Hunter at The Western Isles Hotel. A chance to meet Jim and Alan more informally over a delicious dinner.
Somewhere to stay
We currently have some spaces left at Treshnish during the time of the festival. Combine the literary interest of the Festival and come back to the peace and quiet of our cosy cottages. Sink into a comfortable chair, with your feet up, whisky in hand, and think back on the talks and literary conversations of the Festival day. We are offering a £75 discount on remaining October weeks, and are taking short break bookings too. Please get in touch if you have any queries.