The St Duthac Book and Arts Festival
Experience a Book Lovers take on what a cultural festival can be with a focus on local talent in the book world, the arts and heritage.
The St Duthac Book and Arts Festival is based on the Easter Ross Peninsula in the Highlands.
and delivers a wide range of free and affordable events to capture the imagination of everyone, regardless of age or stage in life.
The festival is coordinated by a volunteer committee whose aim is to bring the community together socially and to stimulate the local economy by attracting visitors and inward investment to the area. The St Duthac Book and Arts Festival aims to further promote local culture and instil a sense of belonging and pride in our area. Through planning a varied programme of events we hope to immerse local folk and visitors in the written and spoken word through author events, workshops, arts and heritage trails and a pop-up bookshop with gallery.
What To Look Forward To?
Authors, the Arts and Heritage
There's something for everyone.
Meet The Team
About The St Duthac Book & Arts Festival
The Full Story
In 2019 over a bottle of wine an idea by two former teachers for a book festival took root. They formed the St Duthac Book & Arts Festival group (pictured) with the aim to further promote literature, heritage and the arts in their community. Following meetings, programme development, market stalls and fundraising the first St Duthac Book & Arts Festival, based in Tain on the Easter Ross Peninsula, became a reality.
In April 2022 we welcomed Jackie Ross and Helen Sedgwick to the committee and in December 2022 Sara Gardiner-MacNeil was co-opted onto the volunteer committee.
Thank you to everyone who has helped the group on the journey so far. Planning for our 2023 event is currently underway, with events and pop up appearances taking place across various venues on the Easter Ross Peninsula in September.