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PICTURES: Literary lovers in the Highlands enjoy range of activities at High Life Highland libraries to celebrate Book Week Scotland


By Val Sweeney

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Emily Rennnie and mum Anne enjoy the Bookbug session at Inverness Library.
Emily Rennnie and mum Anne enjoy the Bookbug session at Inverness Library.

Literary lovers of all ages were treated to a range of activities as libraries across the Highlands joined in Book Week Scotland.

The event is held annually and this year’s theme was celebration.

Children from Duncan Forbes Primary School join children's author Barbara Henderson for an event at Culloden Library.
Children from Duncan Forbes Primary School join children's author Barbara Henderson for an event at Culloden Library.

Events at High Life Highland (HLH) libraries included book sales, author visits, arts and crafts and a free Book Week Scotland book.

Librarian Andrew Lucas at the exhibition to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Gaelic poet Margaret MacPherson.
Librarian Andrew Lucas at the exhibition to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Gaelic poet Margaret MacPherson.

There were also special themed Bookbug sessions for youngsters, displays and mystery book bags for those looking for something different to read.

Axel Alberici-Walker and mum Alma at Inverness Library.
Axel Alberici-Walker and mum Alma at Inverness Library.

Those taking part included local children’s author Barbara Henderson who read from her books to Duncan Forbes Primary School pupils during an event at Culloden Library.

Author Douglas Skelton at Inverness Library during Book Week Scotland.
Author Douglas Skelton at Inverness Library during Book Week Scotland.

Crime writer Douglas Skelton visited Inverness Library which also staged a display to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Gaelic poet Margaret MacPherson.

Inverness Prison also hosted a themed display.

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