Under the Patronage of Mrs. Clare Russell, HM Lord-Lieutenant of Banffshire
SECOND ANNUAL PORTSOY BOTHY BOOK FESTIVAL TAKES PLACE ON 14th & 15th MARCH WITH WELL – KNOWN SCOTTISH AUTHORS TO BE PRESENT.
The festival will take place over two days and will feature four well- known Scottish authors. First on the programme is an extra- special event for children to be held at the STATION HOTEL PORTSOY. The other three events will take place in the atmospheric setting of Upstairs at the Bothy, SALMON BOTHY, Main Street, off Schoolhendry Street, or from the Links Road Bothy car park.
Book sales and signings will take place at all the events.
The Festival will be opened by Mrs Clare Russell on Saturday 14th March at 10.00am in the Station Hotel Portsoy, where a special children’s event takes place. MAIRI HEDDERWICK, writer and illustrator, will talk about her creation, Katie Morag, who lives on an imaginary West Coast island. The books have recently been adapted for BBC television.
Admission will be £3 per person. Tickets can be purchased at the event, at the Portsoy Ice Cream Shop, or by calling 01261 843455.
The Book Festival will then continue on Saturday afternoon at the Portsoy Salmon Bothy.
SATURDAY 14th MARCH FROM 2.00 – 4.00pm
Come and meet SARA SHERIDAN, author of crime mysteries set in the 1950s, at a Vintage Tea Party in the Bothy. Her books include Brighton Belle and London Calling and she will be talking about her new novel England Expects.
Tickets for the Tea Party and Sara’s presentation will cost £10.00 and for that there will be tea, sandwiches, scones and cakes to accompany a fascinating afternoon with this writer of thrillers. Why not get into the spirit of the period and dress up with a hat for the occasion!
All tickets for this event must be purchased in advance from
the Portsoy Ice Cream Shop or by calling 01261 843455
SUNDAY 15th MARCH FROM 10 – 12.00 noon
The Portsoy Bothy Book Festival continues next morning from 10.00am when ALEX GRAY takes the floor. She is a Scottish crime writer who has created Detective Chief Inspector William Lorimer whose job it is to solve various foul murders and other crimes. Scotland is the scene for most of her novels and her latest mystery Keep the Midnight Out takes place between Glasgow and the western Isle of Mull.
Tickets: £5.00 including refreshments. Available from Portsoy Ice Cream Shop or by calling 01261 843455.
SUNDAY 15th MARCH FROM 2.00 – 4.00pm
The Portsoy Bothy Book Festival will be brought to a fitting climax with the presence of SHONA MCLEAN, the author of historical novels who herself lived in Portsoy for a while. Her first novel featuring her hero, Alexander Seaton, was set in Banff, and since then he has visited northern Ireland and other parts of Scotland. Shona’s latest novel The Seeker is set in the time of Oliver Cromwell’s Commonwealth when Scotland was occupied by the New Model Army.
Tickets:£5 including refreshments. Available from Portsoy Ice Cream Shop or by calling 01261 843455.
Mrs Aileen Burnett, Chairman of the Festival Organising Committee said “The Festival would not have been possible without the support of the Scottish Book Trust, and our generous local sponsors, on behalf of the Committee I would like to express my sincere thanks to them all”.
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Join this informal get together, share thoughts, ideas and a blether.
Realistic Pilates at Salmon Bothy on Mondays
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Painting class run by Jack Elliot
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With Guest MC each month
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Donations at the door (upstairs) and a Raffle
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Upstairs at the Salmon Bothy
Doors Open 7pm ~ £3
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