Barbara Henderson


Barbara Henderson is the author of Scottish historical and eco-fiction for children. Her novels 'Fir for Luck' (set during the Highland Clearances), 'Punch' (based on real events in Victorian Scotland) and the eco-thriller 'Wilderness Wars' are already widely used in Scottish schools, and a smuggling novella featuring a real-life incident in the life of Robert Burns is due for publication in October 2019. She writes the Artyness column in Scottish Provincial Press titles and is the current chair of NessBookFest.

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21 May 2019


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Five standalone single-performer pieces reveal the promising talents of UHI’s graduating class.

12 May 2019

Ullapool Book Festival


Eclectic array of writers descend on the Highlands for the Ullapool Book Festival.

9 May 2019

The Verdict

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Middle Ground Theatre Company present an incredible rendition of Barry Reed’s novel that is both memorable and utterly enthralling, in part thanks to the strength of its cast.

27 Apr 2019

14 Apr 2019

24 Feb 2019

4 Sep 2018

Candy Gourlay – Bone Talk

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A coming-of-age story set in the Philippines covers big historical themes while staying relatable to young readers.

15 Aug 2018

9 Aug 2018

14 May 2018

1 May 2018

Jim Miller


We speak to Highland Book Prize nominee Jim Miller ahead of his upcoming appearance at Ullapool Book Festival.

3 Apr 2018

Little Light

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The lingering impression is one of wonder in Vision Mechanics’ latest.

22 Feb 2018

Ae Fond Kiss

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Wink-wink content sits uneasily in this song-filled Burns tribute.

6 Feb 2018


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Enthusiastic Eden Court crowd whoops, sways and finger-clicks its way through feelgood musical.

28 Nov 2017

Sandra Ireland and Ross Sayers


We speak to Sandra Ireland and Ross Sayers, both shortlisted for the Saltire Society’s First Book of the Year Award.