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Go west to the scenic shores of Loch Sunart to join in the Three Lochs Book and Arts Festival!

Welcome to the website of Three Lochs Book and Arts Festival – a small but perfectly formed celebration of arts and literature, held every two years on the picturesque West coast of the Highlands of Scotland.

We’ve had a very busy time since our last Festival in 2016, (which was generally considered to have been our best yet), and as we enter the downhill straight towards the next Festival, taking place on 21st and 22nd September 2018 we have our work cut out to bring you a bigger and better event than ever before.

In addition to our lovely new logo (we hope you like it?), we also have a new Patron, having said a fond farewell to Alexander McCall-Smith who has been supporting us for 10 years. We are very pleased to be working with our new local independent bookshop (The Highland Bookshop, Fort William), and you’ll find a new online booking system (click on the Booking tab above) which should make planning your activities much easier, with expanded information about what each event has to offer. We’re offering more booking options for participating in events – you can still get a day ticket for the whole of Saturday if you like, but now you can also buy a ticket to all or our public events (giving a good discount on price!), or you can just dip in and out of the activities that interest you by booking them individually.

Our prices have remained the same since we started 10 years ago, so we felt it was time to bring our prices in line with similar events, whilst still keeping them affordable for all. Please have a look through the details and send us an email if you have any questions. There’s a 20% discount on all tickets booked and paid for up to one week ahead of the Festival. Capacity is limited for some events, so book promptly to avoid disappointment.

Once again we’ll have a packed and varied programme, including workshops with published authors, art sessions, film, lots for children of all ages to do and more music, including a fantastic evening of entertainment on the Friday. Please keep an eye on the website, as we’ll be adding more information as it is confirmed over the coming weeks.

Whether you are a regular attendee or this will be your first time at Three Lochs, we look forward to welcoming you in September.

Three Lochs Book and Arts Festival is a registered charity, regulated by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR).
Our charity number is: SC 046316.


Bigger & Better
than Ever!

Ajay Close
Alasdair Firth
Angus MacDonald
Anne M Scriven
Dougie Cunningham
Jenny Chapman
Jim Crumley
John D Burns
Louise Jordan
Ross Collins
Scott Kyle
Janis MacKay
Jed Grimes
Adam Nicolson
Polly Pullar


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