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What To Expect

There is so much to look forward to when you come to Ullapool for the annual Book Festival in May. It is springtime in the Highlands and the blossom is out. The festival runs from Friday to Sunday in the Village Hall and all events follow consecutively so no need for difficult decisions. As well as writers and their books there is a ceilidh dance and delicious cakes in the refreshment tent. We look forward to seeing you in 2019...

Book Festival Dates 10-12 May 2019
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a little about Our History

The first Ullapool Book Festival was held in May 2005. Our aim has always been to have an annual festival that attracts the writers that we and the audience want to hear and to celebrate. It has developed into an event that brings people from all over and, as our honorary president Chris Dolan said in his introduction to the 2018 festival programme, “This is a time for books and reflection and dialogue, for considering who we are and looking out into the wider world.”

Ullapool Book Festival
33 Seaforth Road,
IV26 2UY


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We are winding down now three weeks after the end of UBF 2019 - just paperwork for funders to finish...
The winner of the pair of weekend tickets has been notified and needless to say, there was great delight. 
Thank you to all who came and became part of UBF. It was a pleasure to welcome you, especially if you were a first-timer. It was a treat to see so many familiar faces back with us. 

A breather now for us for a few weeks then it all starts again. But we love doing what we do so it’s no hardship.
But before 2020 UBF some of us will be going to our Scottish twin’s festival in November - the wonderful Cove and Kilcreggan Book Festival held in Cove Burgh Hall on the Roseneath Peninsula. A gorgeous setting with great writers, friendly volunteers - and the soups and cakes are more than not bad! The dates are Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 November. It would be lovely to see some of you there. 
And don’t forget to get your Ullapool accommodation booked for 2020 - festival dates are 8-10 May. 

Have a lovely summer!
Ullapool Book Festival Team



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