Welcome to St Duthac Book & Arts Festival 2022

Here We Go Again

We are delighted to announce that after the success of our first Book and Arts Festival, we are doing it all again.

Who knew there would be such a hunger for a book and arts festival in our wee part of the world? 

The organising group have been busy pulling together a programme of events that will once again shine a light on the fantastic wealth of talent on the Easter Ross Peninsula.  

Want to be inspired? Why not click on the gallery link for highlights of our the first St Duthac Book & Arts Festival in 2021.

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What To Look Forward To?

Authors, the Arts & Archaeology

As we develop our programme and confirm who, when and where we will update the site.  Please keep checking for updates.

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Author Events

Local authors and national treasures will present unique insights into their processes and finished works.

Arts Trail

Visit local established & pop up galleries across the peninsula at your leisure.

Heritage Trail

Follow the Pictish trail across the peninsula. Soak up the history, take in the spectacular sights of the trails across each of the villages. Click on the link below which will take you to the Easter Ross Peninsula site, which shines a light on the spectacular Pictish trail.

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Something for the Children

We want to share our love of books with the children in the community.  As Dr Seuss says "the more you read, the more you know, the more you know the more places you go" Check out the activities on offer.

Featuring St Duthac

Named after Tain's very own Saint. Visit the Collegiate Church, soak up the atmosphere and take in a performance.

Popping -Up

We are excited to announce a variety of pop up performances, activities and the Pop Up book shop and gallery.


22nd - 26th September 2022

Promoting literature and the arts through the only book & arts festival based on the Easter Ross Peninsula.  Bringing authors, musicians and artists from the local area, and further afield, together in this four day event.  

Through the planned programme of activities and events the festival will promote the arts, while preserving and promoting local culture, entertaining local people and attracting book, art and heritage loving visitors to the community.

Tickets will be available on-line or in person at the TDDT Hub at 8 Tower Street, Tain. 

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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. 
Thank you to everyone who has helped the group get to this point. Our second festival will launch with the opening of the very popular pop-up bookshop on the 21st September (location to be confirmed). Our first event will be on the evening of the 22nd September, with an exciting programme of events taking place across various venues on the peninsula until the 26th September 2022.