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

Update 21.May.21 – plans are progressing for a scaled-back event this year and details about our participants and events are now starting to be added to these pages. Certain Covid-19 precautions will need to be in place, but it looks as though we will be able to accommodate them. We have a really interesting Festival coming together, and we hope that it will be even more enjoyable for those who attend due to the necessarily small audience sizes – lot’s more opportunity to talk to your favourite authors and artists! Please book early to help us with planning and contact us if you have any questions: – Thank you

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, at The Sunart Centre in Strontian!

The Covid-19 situation delayed our plans for a 2020 Festival, but it is now due to take place at the end of August 2021. Working alongside our local Sunart Water Festival in Strontian, we will be celebrating all things water, coast and loch related, as part of the national Year of Coast and Waters. We’ll also be welcoming some of the very best crime writers, an opportunity only made possible by our change of date. Regular updates will be added to the website over the coming weeks, posted on our Facebook page, and you can also keep up to date via Twitter and Instagram.

Our most recent Festival was in 2018 - you can get a feel for what took place then and at previous Festivals by following the links under Past Festivals.

Some covid-19 restrictions and limitations will inevitably still be in place in August, so please book early, and help to support the continuation of our small but perfectly formed little Festival!

We also welcomed our new Patron, Adam Nicolson, in 2018, following ten brilliant years of support from Alexander McCall Smith.

We are enormously grateful to everyone who helped make the 2018 Festival our best yet, and very much look forward to working with you again.

Thank you for your interest in Three Lochs Book and Arts Festival.

To find out more about what’s happening in our area, take a look at

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.

Highlights of
2018 Festival

Guitar Master Class with Tom Edey
Guitar masterclass
with Tim Edey

Cooking and Crafts
Cooking & Crafts

The Big Read
The Big Read

Adam Nicolson - Patron
Adam Nicolson - Patron


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