Published: 12/10/2017 06:00 - Updated: 11/10/2017 19:30

Word on the street is Dingwall festival is ready to go!

Ewan McVicar is amongst those taking partTHE scene has been set for the third Dingwall Word on the Street Festival, which takes place from Thursday to Saturday, October 12-14.

The festival kicks off on Thursday with storytelling in the library and a launch that will feature the “lighting” of a Viking Long Ship in Pefferside Park. Those interested in helping build the boat or create there own small boats can join local artist Lizzie McDougall in The Pillar Box (the old post office) every day from Monday, October 9 at 11am.

Highlights of this year’s festival include a concert featuring Mike Heron playing the music of The Incredible String Band in the National Hotel on Friday, a talk by GlenWyvis Distillery on 300 years of whisky in Ross-shire in The Victoria Restaurant on Thursday at 3pm and Rob Gee’s one-man play Forget Me Not. The bittersweet comedy whodunit set in a dementia care home can be seen in the National Hotel at 3pm on Saturday. It is followed in the evening by the final event featuring music, song, drama and performance poetry.

All events are free or pay what you want with the exception of Mike Heron. Tickets are £10 from High Flight Bookshop or on line at

The full Word on the Street programme is available in local shops and community venues or

Word on the Street has grant support from the Highland Council. 

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