Authors to speak in Oban bookshop tonight

Matt Hopwood will be talking about his new book a Human Love Story on April 3 at Oban Waterstones.

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When Matt Hopwood went looking for love, he set off with just a small bag, a walking stick and an open mind.

His mission was to walk many hundreds of miles, with no possessions, from Lindisfarne in Northumberland to the standing stones at Callanish on the Isle of Lewis.

He relied completely on the kindness of strangers for shelter and on the way asked people he met to share their stories of love with him.

Some of those stories have been collected in his new book A Human Love Story and tonight (Tuesday April 3) he will be at Waterstone’s in Oban to talk about it, from 6.30pm.

He will be joined in conversation by  Alistair McIntosh, whose book Poacher’s Pilgrimage, records his own return to the Hebridean islands of his birth over a 12-day pilgrimage in awful weather conditions walking from the southern tip of Harris to the northerly Butt of Lewis.