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Luing bard Norman Bissell teamed up with the island’s Bakes in the Boot run to get Book Week Scotland 2020 on the road.

Mr Bissell stopped off at South Cuan ferry shed and other locations around the island with Luing Homebakers to deliver tasty treats and read from his poetry collection called Slate, Sea and Sky poetry collection.

The free event called A Poem and A Piece defied a drenching to entertain a crowd which, as well as receiving a goody bag celebrating Book Week, also got to hear the premiere of Mr Bissell’s newest poem, dedicated to the birdman of Toberonochy.

A Poem and A Piece at South Cuan Ferry on Luing with bard Norman Bissell.

A group of homebakers take their Bakes in the Boot round the island weekly with proceeds going to the Atlantic Island Centre in Cullipool.

Among the freebies in the goody bags was a slice of stilton, shallot and walnut tart made by the centre’s new chef Des Ballantyne from Easdale helping raise more funds for the venue opening for takeaways two days a week.

A tasty piece made by Atlantic Island Centre’s new chef Des Ballantyne for the Book Week goody bags.

Caption: Luing bard Norman Bissell took his poetry collection on the road for Book Week 2020 with the island’s homebakers and their weekly Bakes In The Boot run.