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Highland Bookshop, 60 High Street, Fort William, PH33 6AH

We are open 7 days a week 9.30am-5.00pm (Sunday- 12:00noon-4:00pm)

Events

 

Alastair Jackson - The Spirit of the Hebrides 

Saturday February 8th at 2pm

We are delighted to be teaming up with Moniack Mhor and The Highland Book Prize to put on some very special events to showcase a few the brilliant books nominated for this years prize!

For our first event we are welcoming Alastair Jackson to The Highland Bookshop to introduce The Spirit of the Hebrides.

"Created in homage to the Scottish Gaelic poet Sorley MacLean, The Spirit of the Hebrides combines poetry by Kenneth Stevens and Alastair Jackson's photography to explore the land and seascapes of these islands, their vast skies and their resilient, shifting beauty in all seasons and weathers."

In this event Alastair will talk about the inspiration and ideas behind the book, Sorley Maclean and his poetry and will also read some of Kenneth Steven's poems while showing his own incredible photography. It promises to be a real celebration of our connection to our most wild places!

Tickets for this event are £5 and will include a refreshment on arrival and £2 off a copy of The Spirit of the Hebrides and can be purchased by contacting the bookshop directly or on Eventbrite.

Please note this event will be hosted upstairs in the bookshop.

 

Girls on Hills - You Can Run Free; route-planning for trail runners

Thursday February 20th from 7pm

Learn how to run away from the road and into the mountains with this ‘route-planning for trail runners’ evening with Girls on Hills.

Girls on Hills is Scotland's only guided trail/fell running company, designed specifically for women. Guided runs take place in the Glen Coe area and are aimed at equipping women with the skills and confidence necessary to become independent in the mountains.

Building on a feature article by Girls on Hills in the Dec/Jan issue of Trail Running magazine, this evening talk by Co-Director Keri Wallace explores ways to plan a great trail run and gives tips for building the confidence necessary for trail running in remote or mountainous terrain. Join us for an evening of inspiration and motivation, and let us show you how You Can Run Free!
This evening workshop is open to both guys and gals!

Tickets for this event are £7 and will include a refreshment on arrival and can be purchased by contacting the bookshop directly or on Eventbrite.

Please note this event will be hosted upstairs in the bookshop.

 

David Wilson - The Equilibrium Line - Poetry Event

Saturday February 22nd at 2pm

David Wilson will read from his recent collection The Equilibrium Line, poems inspired by climbing. There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion, e.g. about approaches to writing mountain-themed poems. And David will make sure he includes a poem or two about Ben Nevis.

Recently featured in the Guardian’s Best New Poetry, The Equilibrium Line won the 2019 Banff Mountain Book Competition Award for Mountain Fiction and Poetry and was shortlisted for the Boardman-Tasker Prize – the only UK published book to be honoured in both awards.

‘An outstanding second collection by the poet and novelist examining ambition, failure, risk and where to draw the line in settings ranging from the gritstone crags to the Alps and further afield.’ - Roger Hubank, Chair of Judges, Boardman-Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature 2019

Tickets for this event are £5 which includes a drink on arrival and £2 off a copy of The Equilibrium Line.

Please note this event will be hosted in our upstairs event space.

Tickets can be purchased by contacting the bookshop directly or on Eventbrite.

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