New book­shop set to open in High Street

The Oban Times - - News -

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.

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