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Fantastic Finale

It was a wet and windy morning on our final day of the programme but that didn't put a damper on the events planned.


Moo Music brought two free sessions of pre-school fun at St Vincents Church hall, Tain, author Meg McLaren visited Craighill Primary School and in the Mercat Centre in Milton, Highland Home Cook (Debbie Ross) donned her apron to bake bread, which was enjoyed with home made soup as part of the event.


Meanwhile in the pop up bookshop Philip Ward introduced Philip Paris, author of Effies War and Casting Off, who gave a full house, insight into where authors get their ideas from'.

You can imagine our delight when Sally Magnusson author of Where Memories Go and The Ninth Child, agreed to be a part of our festival. Before taking to the stage on Monday evening Sally took a whistle stop tour of Tain and as part of her research for her latest book visited Tain Museum where we caught up with Jason Ubych. We then moved onto the pop up bookshop and gallery, where we bumped into the founders of the BAF and yes she bought a book!


Our final event of the festival which was held at Carnegie Lodge Hotel, Tain in an interview format with Stuart Fernie.

The event was live streamed thanks to Harry Andrew and again Ruairidh Gollan entertained the audience as they arrived with a traditional music set.

Sally took to the stage at 7 p.m. reading from her latest book "The Ninth Child". One of the audience commented that "her responses to the questions from the audience showed her true character. She is delightful."

Councillor Fiona Robertson gave a closing speech and thanks to the team for bringing the first St Duthac BAF to the Easter Ross Peninsula.



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