The Oban Times - - Districts -

A NEW book fes­ti­val is set to take place in Mal­laig this year.

Au­thor Polly Pullar joined forces with the West High­land ho­tel man­ager Sine Davis, to dis­cuss the idea of a lit­er­ary event.

A Write High­land Hoolie is now to be held in Oc­to­ber this year.

Ms Pullar, whose books in­clude Fauna Scot­ica, An­i­mals and Peo­ple in Scot­land, and A Drop in the Ocean, Lawrence MacEwen and the Is­land of Muck, said: ‘When Sine and I first dis­cussed this, I did not ex­pect to hear any more about it.

‘We know there is much to do to make this a suc­cess, but are all ex­tremely en­thu­si­as­tic, and have a great line-up of au­thors, and we hope some­thing to suit all ages and tastes.’

Or­gan­is­ers want to get as much com­mu­nity in­volve­ment as pos­si­ble, with a va­ri­ety of work­shops for chil­dren.

The line up in­cludes, Jim Crum­ley, Camille Dressler, Debi Gliori, Sue Lawrence, John Love, An­gus Mac­Don­ald, Don­ald S. Mur­ray, Stu­art Mur­ray, Alas­dair Roberts, Michael F. Rus­sell, and Jess Smith.

Mu­si­cians Elsa Jean McTag­gart, and hus­band Gary Lis­ter will be en­ter­tain­ing at­ten­dees of the event.

Au­thor and chair­woman of a Write High­land Hoolie, Polly Pullar.

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