Skye fes­ti­val fans in for a treat

The Oban Times - - News -

VIS­I­TORS to this year’s Skye Book Fes­ti­val are in for a treat.

Or­gan­is­ers of the fes­ti­val, which runs from Au­gust 31 to Septem­ber 2, have re­vealed that Graeme Macrae Bur­net – au­thor of His Bloody Pro­ject, the story of a 17-year-old High­land boy who com­mit­ted a triple homi­cide in the 1800s – will be a guest at this year’s event.

Macrae Bur­net will speak and read ex­cerpts from his book at an event hosted by his un­cle Alas­dair MacRae, also a cel­e­brated fig­ure in Scot­tish lit­er­a­ture.

Skye Book Fes­ti­val chair­man Don­ald Mac­Don­ald, of Aros, said: ‘Fes­ti­val- go­ers are in for a treat with this unique Wester Ross dou­ble-header.’

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