Author visits, talks and films are just some things on offer...

Book Week Scotland is an annual celebration of books and reading that takes place across the country. The 2019 event runs from 18th – 24th November and East Lothian Library Service have arranged a full programme to celebrate.

As part of the annual story project, people all over Scotland were invited to submit true stories inspired by this year’s theme, Blether. Local Blethers are free events of locally based poets and writers sharing their life stories.

Quintin Jardine, author of the Lothians-based crime thrillers featuring tough cop, Bob Skinner, will be visiting Longniddry Community Centre on Wednesday 20 November to discuss his work and inspiration. Alistair Moffat, award-winning writer, historian and founder of the Borders Book Festival has recently completed his latest book, To the Island of Tides; a Journey to Lindisfarne and will be the guest of honour at an author’s visit and lunch at Greywalls Hotel on Thursday 21 November.

Also on Thursday 21 November, award-winning writer and television presenter, Cameron McNeish, will be talking about his adventurous life and share some of the books and individuals that have most inspired him at an evening event at The Brunton.

Wilderland is the UK’s first ever touring wildlife film festival and will be visiting East Lothian as part of Book Week on Friday 22 November at The Brunton.

A sell-out at this year’s Fringe by the Sea, photographer and author Peter Cairns will be sharing his stunning photography during his illustrated talk Scotland: A Rewilding journey at the Brunton on Saturday 23 November. Rewilding is a vision for a wilder Scotland – a place where nature works, where wildlife flourishes and crucially, where people prosper.

Full programme is available to pick up at East Lothian libraries or online at:

Published: Wednesday, 30th October 2019