A Write Highland Hoolie!

Mallaig Book Festival 2022

We are looking forward to another fabulous line-up of authors and musicians as well as great food and ambience over the weekend of 11th-13th November 2022.  In 2019 we were thrilled to expand our events into both the local primary and High Schools and to work once again with Fort William’s superb independent Highland Bookshop.   More exciting dedicated children’s events are planned for 2022, as well as our wonderful Hoolie School of Music Sessions – this year with Ross Ainslie and Tim Edey for senior music students at Mallaig High School.  We firmly believe that helping forge a love of reading, and encouraging creative talents is one of the best things we can do for the younger generation. As before, all the main events will take place in the comfort of the West Highland Hotel from where on fine days – and yes there are plenty, a fabulous panorama unfolds on Rum, Eigg, Muck, and the jagged outline of the Cuillins of Skye. Our opening event this year is a real extravaganza – a unique blend of music and literature with three of Scotland’s greatest talents – poet and author Jackie Kay with supreme musicians, Ross Ainslie and Tim Edey.  Whatever our fickle climate brings us, we guarantee that our Hoolie will be a joyous weekend celebration of books, music, fine food, and great craic, for this is what sets us apart.



Friday 11th Nov - Sunday 13th November 2022

For now, have a look at what we got up to in 2021.