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Welcome to the Three Lochs Book and Arts Festival – a biennial celebration of arts and literature held at the Sunart Centre in Strontian, in the picturesque West Highlands of Scotland.

After a delay of one year, our Three Lochs Book & Arts Festival took place again on Saturday the 28th and Sunday the 29th of August 2021. It was a Covid cautious festival, somewhat slimmed down compared to previous festivals, but not less fun, entertaining and thought provoking. It was fantastic to have a live festival again, and to talk and listen to people 'in the flesh'.

The themes for this year's Festival were 'Crime, Coast, and Comedy' and we had a terrific line up with Abir Mukherjee, Hannah Rarity, Mark Bridgeman, Alasdair Whyte, Hannah Kelly, Andrew Mackillop, Mark Avery, Colin Skeath, Ilona Munro, Sylvia Hehir, Annabel Lawrence, Sara Davies, and Hugh Raven.

We've had some wonderful feedback:
Lochaber Times wrote: '[…] there was certainly something for everyone to watch, listen to or participate in. […] We all came away with hope, inspiration, plenty to discuss and go to find out more about. We felt we had learned things, been challenged, and enlightened.'

And renowned nature conservationist Mark Avery wrote on his blog: 'I spoke, and listened, at a marvellous Book and Arts Festival in Strontian – the Three Lochs Festival. What a setting, what a friendly group of people and what fun! […] But it was the friendliness of all involved in the Three Lochs Festival that will stick in the mind for a very long time. I hope to attend as a punter some time in the future as it was such a great event and I'm very grateful to the organisers for asking me to attend as a speaker.'

We would like to thank everyone who has made this happen. And we hope to see you all again in 2023!


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.

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