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Ross-shire's Ullapool Book Festival has won a £13,376 National Lottery cash grant through the Creative Scotland Open Fund

By Philip Murray

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A FIVE-figure grant has been awarded to Ullapool Book Festival in the latest round of cash awards issued by Creative Scotland.

It was one of four creative projects in the Highlands to share in £93,376 worth of lotto cash through the Creative Scotland Open Fund awards. The festival is receiving £13,376.

Chair of Ullapool Book Festival, Joan Michael, said: “We have welcomed well over 200 writers as well as many musicians in past festivals and the 2022 programme of poets, playwright, and fiction and non-fiction writers enlivened with music carries on this tradition.

"Next year’s guests are from Scotland, Estonia and Canada and we’ll also have our usual Gaelic session with simultaneous translation which is sure to be thought-provoking and challenging.”

Next year's festival will run from May 6-8.

Other grant winners included Sandstone Press (£5000).

The other two recipients were the Lyth Arts Centre, in Caithness (£60,000), and Skye and Raasay’s SEALL Festival of Small Halls (£15,000).

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