New bookshop set to open in High Street
FORT William will be getting a new addition to the High Street this summer with the opening of a bookshop.
In what is said to be a ‘major boost’ to the High Street of the Outdoor Capital of the UK, the Highland Bookshop will be opening in early July.
The shop is the brain child of owners of the Watermill Bookshop in Aberfeldy, Kevin and Jayne Ramage.
Watermill has previously won UK independent bookshop of the year.
Kevin Ramage said: ‘Being in a large premises, the bookshop will have a positive impact on the whole of Fort William town centre. As well as selling books and stationery, we will hold regular events and be a venue for reading and writing groups, and we hope that the shop will become a cultural and social hub for Lochaber.’
The shop will have an extensive stock across all subject areas, serving the community as well as the large number of visitors who come to the town.
Lochaber-based author and entrepreneur Angus MacDonald is collaborating with the couple on the independent bookshop. Angus, author of Ardnish Was
Home, said: ‘Having grown up in the area, I’m very excited about being able to open a new and upmarket business in the High Street which will be great asset for the town.’
Kevin and Jayne Ramage will open Highland Bookshop.