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Glenfinnan | The world-renowned story of Bonnie Prince Charlie 's fight for the British throne gathered momentum at Glenfinnan where he raised the Jacobite standard and rallied his clansmen for battle.
Mallaig | At the end of the ‘Romantic Road to the Isles’ and the West Highland Railway Line lies Mallaig, just over an hour from Fort William. To go further afield, board one of the ferries either to Skye or to the Small Isles of Muck, Eigg, Rum and Canna.
Morar | As the Atlantic Ocean rolls in past the Small Isles, its azure shallows tumble on to sparkling white beaches which have long lured photographers and film-makers – none more so than the stretches from Traigh Beach to the silver sands of Morar where 'Local Hero' and 'Highlander' were filmed.
Arisaig | This is the area where the renowned west coast sunset can be enjoyed at its best. There can be no more magical sight than the sun as it disappears behind the islands in a riot of pink, red and purple, setting the mountains of Rum and Skye ablaze with colour.
Lochailort | Loch Ailort cuts its way in from the Ardnamurchan peninsula. The loch, with its clean and sheltered waters was where Scottish fish farming was pioneered. Just a mile further north at Polnish the road passes the old white church which was used in the film 'Local Hero'.
The Small Isles | Unlike many groups each island is distinct and different in geography, agronomy, population and ownership. From Muck in the south, through Eigg with its tooth-like Sgurr, and Rum, mountainous and mysterious in the clouds, to Canna in the north, the Islands offer a wonderful variety of scenery, wildlife and lifestyle.
Knoydart | The Knoydart peninsula is only accessible by boat from Mallaig or by a 20 mile hike on foot. A wonderful area for walking and camping, this is truly a miles-from-anywhere, get-away-from-it-all place. The Old Forge has the accolade of being the most remote pub in mainland Britain

Event | A Write Highland Hoolie

Friday, 10th November 2017

10 - 12 November 2017

This is Mallaig's second Book Festival which we very much hope to make an annual event. It takes place at the West Highland Hotel, Mallaig, from late afternoon on Friday November 10th - late afternoon Sunday November 12th.
We are grateful once again for the support of the Moidart Trust, and are providing a packed programme of well-known authors, as well as the extraordinary diverse musical talents of Elsa Jean McTaggart her husband Gary Lister and Donald Livingstone, children's events and this year a feature writing workshop with the award winning Scots Magazine editor - Robert Wight.

We will also be joined by Gaelic singer Fiona Mackenzie who is also the Canna House archivist.

Authors joining us include:
Mairi Hedderwick, Bernard MacLaverty, Andrew Greig, Cameron McNeish, Ray Perman, Kenneth Steven, Lesley Glaister, Polly Pullar, Neil McIntyre, Alasdair Roberts, Colin Speedie.

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