Highlands & Islands

Skye Book Festival line up announced

The line up of guest speakers for the Skye Book Festival has been unveiled.

Thriller writer Stuart MacBride and children's book authors Janis MacKay and Mairi Hedderwick feature.

Academic Gavin Bowd, whose book Fascist Scotland explores the country's historic links with fascism, will be another of the speakers.

Others include Skye poet Meg Bateman and James Robertson, whose new novel The Professor of Truth deals with the Lockerbie bombing case.

Robertson will be accompanied on stage by Dr Jim Swire, who lost his daughter in the bombing and whose family has connections to Skye.

The festival will be held at the Aros Centre in Portree from 25-27 July.

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