Ullapool Book Festival here we are!

May 7, 2009

Disclaimer: I lost my camera battery charger in the nick of time, so I am pilfering these Ullapool snaps from the delightful Ishbel McFarlane. The weather is not doing that today.

Disclaimer: I lost my camera battery charger in the nick of time, so I am pilfering these Ullapool snaps from the delightful Ishbel McFarlane. The weather is not doing that today.

The communications department of the SPL is in Ullapool once more for their splendid book festival. Every year, an SPL-er comes up to chair Poems Aloud (cajoling, encouraging and forcing the assembled to read their favourites). (If no-one feels like reading, I shall simply have to threaten them with a lengthy dramatic rendering of Robert Service‘s ‘The Cremation of Sam Magee‘…) If you’re in the area, it’s at 11pm on Saturday night in the fabulous Ceilidh Place, and please say hello – I am the bespectacled person under ‘Writers and Chairmen’ in the top picture.

From my room in the delightful West House, the view reads thus: lots of Loch Broom, rain, mountains, windy tree tops and a lone seagull, fighting through it all. Factoid!: apparently Loch Broom, in Gaelic, Loch Bhraoin, literally means loch of rain showers, which is apt for today! The Caledonian MacBrayne Ferry has just been sighted departing for  Stornoway. Sadly, the trip to Isle Martin tomorrow has been rejigged, due to the temperature – it’s 8 degrees up here! We shall enjoy a virtual tour, via the village hall instead!

Next stop is the Ceilidh Place for tea, and SPL material stock-upping; supplies of our Edwin Morgan print have been stowed! More soon, including, I hope, a few interviews

4 Responses to “Ullapool Book Festival here we are!”


  1. What a punishing task–attending a book festival in Ullapool! Wish I were there!

  2. spl5 Says:

    Life is hard Marsha! 😉

  3. Claudia Says:

    Have a brilliant time! I’ve just had a look through the photos of authors and chairs… I say poetic party times are in sight.

    x


  4. […] 9, 2009 As mentioned on Thursday, Friday’s trip to Isle Martin was cancelled due to hazardous weather  (Angus Peter Campbell […]


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