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Oban man pens short story collection for charity

Oban author Stuart Simms tells us how his struggles with mental health during the pandemic inspired his first book of stories, Elementals, with all royalties this year donated to mental health charity Shout 85258

Corran Ferry journey inspires tartan noir novel

The Marsh House by Alan Gillespie is set in the fictional village of Cullrothes, in the Scottish Highlands, where Innes hides a terrible secret from his girlfriend Alice, a gorgeous, cheating, lying schoolteacher.

Book review: Donald S. Murray, In a Veil of Mist

As a follow up to his much-acclaimed novel As the Women Lay Dreaming, set around the 1919 Iolaire disaster, Donald S. Murray has chosen more real events off the Isle of Lewis as the backdrop to his new work.

Skye author receives New Writers award

Roddy Neithercut is one of 11 recipients of the Scottish Book Trust accolades which provide a selection of talented unpublished writers with professional guidance to help them move towards publication.

Island turns out for Mary’s 90th birthday

Mary, who turned 90 on April 16, was disappointed when coronavirus put pay to her extended family’s plans to come and mark the milestone with her, but she was still in for a surprise when there was a knock at the door.

Starting a new chapter

Oban-based author shares his latest children’s book with refugee children at Wigtown Book Festival.