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Fantastic Friday

Updated: Oct 8, 2021

As well as books and heritage, throughout the festival we shone a light on the some of the talented artists across the peninsula. Peggy's Art Class popped up a one day show in the Seaboard Centre, Balintore. Rosie MacKenzie exhibited some of her mixed media pieces in Inver. Studio Smith, The Art Room and Northcoast Glass in Tain held events and our pop up shop and gallery showcased the work of artists Mo Savage, Sheenagh Harrison and Bill Shannon. Also in the pop up gallery were the final 15 images from a photography competition run by Mark Janes online class.

We kicked off our live events on Friday morning with at Platform 1864 with 'Long Story Short' followed by 'The Story of the A9' with author Jim Miller.

After a school visit to Craighill Primary Gaelic unit, CC Hutton launched her latest book at the pop-up book shop and gallery, Lynn Cook and Mary Fleming visited St Duthas School for a storytelling session, Barbara Henderson streamed into Knockbreck and Inver Primary schools and Gordon Morrison visited the Business Studies department at Tain Royal Academy.

Friday afternoon was hosted by the aptly named St Duthus Bowling Club in Tain where authors Celia Rogerson and Clio Gray captivated their audiences on the intricacies of writing memoirs and publishing.

Friday evening was hosted by the Tarbat Discovery Centre in Portmahomack with authors Moira Forsyth and S.G. Maclean.

Photo credit to Mark Janes Photography and Michael @Twistyfoldy.

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