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West Over Sea - The Tobermory Book Festival
25 - 28th October 2018

Events

Mull and its surrounds: a geological landscape

October 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Main Street
Tobermory, PA75 6NU United Kingdom

Alan McKirdy (co-author of Land of Mountain and Flood and author of Mull, Iona and Ardnamurchan: Landscapes in Stone)

Alan is one of Scotland’s leading geologists and the story of Mull and it’s surrounds is extraordinary and fascinating. Find out a lot more about the rock on which you stand!

Ticket Reference for the talk is T1 and cost £10 each.

Mull and Iona: A Historical Guide

October 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Main Street
Tobermory, PA75 6NU United Kingdom

Book launch to celebrate the first full length historical guide to Mull, followed by dinner courtesy of the Hebridean Lodge at Aros Hall

NEW BOOK: David H. Caldwell Mull and Iona: A Historical Guide

This is the first ever full length guide to the historical sites of Mull. David Caldwell has written a similar book for Islay, Jura and Colonsay and a full history of Islay. He is an expert on the birlinn. This is a definitive guide and essential for anyone interested in Mull, Iona and the other islands of the archipelago.

Ticket Reference for the launch is T2 and cost £10

Dinner with David H. Caldwell, Mull and Iona: A Historical Guide

October 25 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Main Street
Tobermory, PA75 6NU United Kingdom
£20.00
Dinner to celebrate the Book launch of the first full length historical guide to Mull.
Dinner courtesy of the Hebridean Lodge at Aros Hall

NEW BOOK: David H. Caldwell Mull and Iona: A Historical Guide

This is the first ever full length guide to the historical sites of Mull. David Caldwell has written a similar book for Islay, Jura and Colonsay and a full history of Islay. He is an expert on the birlinn. This is a definitive guide and essential for anyone interested in Mull, Iona and the other islands of the archipelago.

Ticket Reference for the dinner is T3 and cost £20

High Jinks, High Seas and Highlanders

October 26 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Memorial Road
Tobermory, ISLE OF MULL PA75 6PR United Kingdom

10.30a.m – 12p.m. At the Western Isles Hotel

Amelia Dalton, author of Mistress and Commander: High Jinks, High Seas and Highlanders

Take one abandoned Arctic trawler, take the Hebrides and round off with one very determined skipper and you
have all the ingredients for a marvellous nautical romp round the islands of Scotland.

Ticket Reference for the talk is F1 and cost £10

Highland Herald: Reporting the News from the North

October 26 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Memorial Road
Tobermory, ISLE OF MULL PA75 6PR United Kingdom

12.30p.m – 2p.m. At the Western Isles Hotel – Book launch

NEW BOOK: David Ross Highland Herald: Reporting the News from the North

David talks about his life and times covering the Highlands for the Herald over lunch at the Western Isles Hotel

One of Scotland’s best known journalists, there are few stories from the Highlands and Islands where David was
not present. Hear how it really was.

Ticket Reference for launch and lunch is F2 and the cost is £20.

A Richness of Martens

October 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Memorial Road
Tobermory, ISLE OF MULL PA75 6PR United Kingdom

3p.m – 4.30p.m. At the Western Isles Hotel

NEW BOOK: Polly Pullar A Richness of Martens: Wildlife Tales from Ardnamurchan

Event to feature four collies and a spaniel. The collies are stars of Polly’s Collies Calendar 2019

Journalist, photographer, writer, Polly has a new book celebrating a remarkable family, a beautiful peninsula, and a special place.

Ticket Reference for the talk is F3 and cost £10

The Campbells of Canna, with Hugh Cheape, Ray Perman, Fiona Mackenzie

October 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Argyll Terrace
Tobermory, Isle of Mull PA75 6PB

5.30p.m – 7p.m. At local arts centre An Tobar ¦ Book launch and event

The Campbells of Canna, with Hugh Cheape, Ray Perman, Fiona Mackenzie

 NEW BOOK: Eilean: The Photography of Margaret Fay Shaw
Fiona J. Mackenzie (editor) Eilean: The Photography of Margaret Fay Shaw

Few names are better known for their commitment to the culture and language of the west of Scotland than Margaret Fay Shaw and John Lorne Campbell. This new book for the first time features never before seen photography of Margaret Fay Shaw. A superb photographer, Margaret’s photographs are full of humour and warmth to capture not simply a world but her family and friends in a unique way.

Ticket Reference for the launch is F4 and cost £15

The Campbells of Canna – Dinner with the Speakers

October 26 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
1 Baliscate
Tobermory, Isle of Mull PA75 6QA

7.30p.m. Dinner with Ray, Fiona and Hugh at The Hebridean Lodge restaurant

Fiona (Mod Gold Medallist) will sing some of the songs collected by Margaret Fay Shaw

Ticket Reference for Dinner is F5 and cost £30

Eilean: The Photography of Margaret Fay Shaw

Few names are better known for their commitment to the culture and language of the west of Scotland than
Margaret Fay Shaw and John Lorne Campbell. This new book for the first time features never before seen photography of Margaret Fay Shaw. A superb photographer, Margaret’s photographs are full of humour and warmth to capture not simply a world but her family and friends in a unique way.

Colin Macintyre

October 27 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Druimfin
Tobermory, Isle of Mull PA75 6QB

10.30a.m.-12p.m. at the Mull Theatre

Colin Macintyre From stage to page: stories, songs, music and poetry by Angus Macintyre, featuring music from the Mull Historical Society and celebrating his childhood on Mull in Hometown Tales.

New album due in October

Ticket Reference for the event is S1 and cost £10

Talking Salmon

October 27 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Shore Street Close
50 Main St, Argyll & Bute PA75 6NT United Kingdom

12.30p.m – 2p.m. at “Spirit Level” in the Gallery.

Claire Macdonald and Sally Swinbanks

The Tobermory Fish Company meets the author of the Scottish Salmon Bible and Scottish Food Bible over lunch

Claire is one of Scotland’s best known and best loved cookery writers and the Tobermory Fish Company produces
some of Scotland’s best known and best loved fish!

Ticket Reference for the foodie event is S2 and cost £20

The Seabird’s Cry

October 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Main Street
Tobermory, PA75 6NU United Kingdom

Adam Nicolson The Seabird’s Cry

Adam is one of Britain’s best known writers and has written widely on subjects as various as Homer and the battle
of Trafalgar. His love of wildlife comes through in his classic Sea Room about the Shiants Isles and his new book
is a passionate and beautifully written piece on the birds of the ocean and the challenges we humans have
unleashed on them.

Ticket Reference for the talk is S3 and cost £10

Scotland’s Best Loved Poems

October 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Main Street
Tobermory, PA75 6NU United Kingdom

5.30p.m – 7p.m. At the Aros Hall

Alexander McCall Smith discusses his work and his new book, Scotland’s Best Loved Poems

Ticket Ref for the event is S4 and cost £10

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