The Nigg Book Fair organised by Debbie Ross (Highland Home Cook) and in its 4th year raising funds for Nigg Community Hall, kick started the Saturday events with a fantastic array of authors who represented every genre and age group live and in person.
Over in Edderton Lorna Sutherland (dressed as Cat In a Hat) brought joy, music and storytelling to some of our younger audience members in the free 'All Join In' event.
Meanwhile Graham at Platform 1864 was sharing his story of the refurbishment of the iconic building to an enthralled audience, for the second time; Richard Littlewood and Jim Ritchie of the Tain Civic Trust showcased the fascinating buildings and architecture in Tain with the Tain Civic Walk, which was created in lockdown for the St Duthac BAF.
Their walk was fully booked on both sessions which started at the St Duthas Hotel and ended their with a lovely afternoon tea provided by the St Duthas Hotel.
There were some 'Mad Hatters' in Greens Restaurant on Friday and Saturday for a special afternoon tea and live music in the pop up book shop from Fiddle Friends Olivia Ross and Laura Douglas.
Our programme on Saturday afternoon was hosted by the Underground at the Railway. Normally a place for nightclubbers but Kirsty opened the doors for the first time in 18 months for the St Duthac BAF as a venue for two of our featured authors Liz Treacher and Jeff Zycinski with Karen Bartke of Scot Squad fame.
To round of a perfect day, with perfect weather the Carnegie Lodge Hotel once again welcomed an audience for author Helen Sedgwick. Helen who lives locally, launched her latest book called 'Where The Missing Gather,' which is the second book in a trilogy and was joined on stage by our own team member Mary Fleming and introduced by MP Jamie Stone. (Apologies for the photographs - I never claimed to be a photographer!)