The St Duthac book and arts festival is getting ready for Tain and its surroundings

WHAT is supposed to be the first book and arts festival of its kind to be held on the Easter Ross Peninsula will take place in and around Tain next month, it was confirmed this week.

Organizers of the five-day event promise something for everyone, bringing together events for book, art and heritage lovers into a neat package from its launch on September 23 through its closing on September 27 .

The Festival du Livre et des Arts de St Duthac takes its name from the patron saint of Tain – St Duthac.

The organizers said: “We wanted to spotlight Scotland’s oldest Royal Burgh, Tain and the surrounding communities to celebrate our unique heritage as well as our contemporary artists and authors.

“In addition to many published local authors, we are delighted to reveal that Scottish broadcaster and writer Sally Magnusson and medieval historian Dr Tom Turpie will be part of the inaugural festival.”

They say the Easter Ross Peninsula, with its spectacular beaches, trails and attractions, is an explorers’ paradise and that “the planned program of events will take you on a journey through the peninsula, allowing you to immerse yourself in the written and spoken word. through authors’ events, workshops, artistic and heritage trails, and an ephemeral bookstore with gallery in the center of Tain ”.

Anyone interested in learning more can do so on the St Duthac Book and Arts Festival website – accessible at – which has program and ticket information.

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