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2023 Highland Book Prize winner hopefuls revealed as longlist announced

2023 Highland Book Prize winner hopefuls revealed as longlist announced

2023 Highland Book Prize winner hopefuls revealed as longlist announced

25 January 2024

The Highland Book Prize has announced its 2023 longlist, which features a dozen fiction and non-fiction titles.


Inverness author is No.4 on annual barometer for talent in Scottish arts and culture

Inverness author is No.4 on annual barometer for talent in Scottish arts and culture

Inverness author is No.4 on annual barometer for talent in Scottish arts and culture

01 December 2023

It comes after Martin Macinnes was nominated as one of 13 writers for this year's Booker Prize.


Be inspired to walk Scotland’s long-distance trails

Be inspired to walk Scotland’s long-distance trails

Be inspired to walk Scotland’s long-distance trails

22 October 2023

John Davidson reviews Great Scottish Walks, a new book by Helen and Paul Webster of Walkhighlands.


Inverness Courier review of a small book that makes a big impact

Inverness Courier review of a small book that makes a big impact

Inverness Courier review of a small book that makes a big impact

16 September 2023

Star Read: So Late In The Day, by Claire Keegan.


Jacobite heroine Flora Macdonald to be explored at Inverness and Tain events

Jacobite heroine Flora Macdonald to be explored at Inverness and Tain events

Jacobite heroine Flora Macdonald to be explored at Inverness and Tain events

14 September 2023

An historicial biographer has been speaking about how she was inspired by her famous namesake.


5 feelgood things to do in Inverness this weekend

5 feelgood things to do in Inverness this weekend

5 feelgood things to do in Inverness this weekend

14 September 2023

Big screen drama, adventures in sport and a touch of the Irish.


Writer and broadcaster Sally Magnusson imagines a massacre survivor

Writer and broadcaster Sally Magnusson imagines a massacre survivor

Writer and broadcaster Sally Magnusson imagines a massacre survivor

10 September 2023

It was research for Sally Magnusson’s latest book that had brought her to Tain long before her first appearance at the town’s book festival.


Inverness Courier book review of a funny, desperately sad, story of two brothers

Inverness Courier book review of a funny, desperately sad, story of two brothers

Inverness Courier book review of a funny, desperately sad, story of two brothers

09 September 2023

O Brother faces the reality of a struggle with a difficult, imperfect life – and a family's hard truth to face.


Nairn author revisits story of Scotland’s most famous 'witch' Isobel Gowdie

Nairn author revisits story of Scotland’s most famous 'witch' Isobel Gowdie

Nairn author revisits story of Scotland’s most famous 'witch' Isobel Gowdie

07 August 2023

An author from Nairn has just released her latest book, revisiting the story of one of the most famous women in Scotland to have been branded a witch.


Writers welcomed from across the world to Highland writing centre

Writers welcomed from across the world to Highland writing centre

Writers welcomed from across the world to Highland writing centre

29 July 2023

Words from around the world will be heard at Moiack Mhor this summer.


Multi award-winning Highland publisher Sandstone Press collapses

Multi award-winning Highland publisher Sandstone Press collapses

Multi award-winning Highland publisher Sandstone Press collapses

22 July 2023

The Dingwall-based publisher's active titles and intellectual property are understood to have been bought by Sheffield-based Vertebrate Publishing.


Travelling Scottish comic con to visit Inverness for first time

Travelling Scottish comic con to visit Inverness for first time

Travelling Scottish comic con to visit Inverness for first time

16 June 2023

BGCP Comic Con will be taking over Inverness Leisure Centre late next month.


STAR READ: Spotlight on Highland Book Prize finalist

STAR READ: Spotlight on Highland Book Prize finalist

STAR READ: Spotlight on Highland Book Prize finalist

13 May 2023

Next month, the Highland Book Prize winner will be announced from the four shortlisted. In the next few weeks, Star Read takes a look at each.


Markus Stitz: Opening up a world of bikepacking adventures in the Highlands

Markus Stitz: Opening up a world of bikepacking adventures in the Highlands

Markus Stitz: Opening up a world of bikepacking adventures in the Highlands

02 May 2023

Cycling around the world on a singlespeed bike is 'a bit niche' the German adventurer admits when he speaks to John Davidson ahead a new book launch


Loch Ness climber Richard Frere's 1938 book looks to inspire new generation

Loch Ness climber Richard Frere's 1938 book looks to inspire new generation

Loch Ness climber Richard Frere's 1938 book looks to inspire new generation

23 April 2023

The daughter of an adventurous Loch Ness climbing pioneer hopes the re-publication of her late father's book can help inspire a new generation.


Six outdoors books to get some inspiration this World Book Day

Six outdoors books to get some inspiration this World Book Day

Six outdoors books to get some inspiration this World Book Day

02 March 2023

To mark World Book Day we’ve been turning a new leaf – by checking out some of the latest outdoors titles on the shelves.


BOOKS: Walking guides to the northern Munros and Torridon, Fisherfield, Fannichs and An Teallach reviewed

BOOKS: Walking guides to the northern Munros and Torridon, Fisherfield, Fannichs and An Teallach reviewed

BOOKS: Walking guides to the northern Munros and Torridon, Fisherfield, Fannichs and An Teallach reviewed

29 January 2023

John Davidson takes a look inside two new walking guides from outdoors publisher Cicerone


ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Feeling the heat in the depths of winter

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Feeling the heat in the depths of winter

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Feeling the heat in the depths of winter

07 November 2022

When bothies were closed during the pandemic, outdoor author John D Burns had to find a new way to explore the remote parts of the Highlands.


ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Author Cameron McNeish is still mixing politics with pleasure – on and off the hills

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Author Cameron McNeish is still mixing politics with pleasure – on and off the hills

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Author Cameron McNeish is still mixing politics with pleasure – on and off the hills

17 October 2022

The renowned outdoors man talks to John Davidson about his love of wild places and argues that there remains a battle to keep our hard-fought freedoms


BOOK REVIEW: Much more to discover on the Moray Way

BOOK REVIEW: Much more to discover on the Moray Way

BOOK REVIEW: Much more to discover on the Moray Way

15 July 2022

The Moray Way Companion, by Norman Thomson. Published by Birlinn, £14.99


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