Find out all you need to know about the visitors and attractions at the Three Lochs Festival 2010. Follow the links in the profiles to visit authors' and groups' websites.

Friday 17th September

Dihaoine 17 Sultain 2010
FREE BUSES leaving 18:45 from Acharacle Shop, Ardgour Shop and Lochaline Stores.
Departing the Sunart Centre at around 23:00
Please note that the return 23:00 service is entirely dependent on passengers boarding at 18:45!

Live Literature Event

A series of readings by local and visiting writers featuring the launch of ‘In Black and White’ - an anthology from Sunart Writers’ Group.

As well as the award of prizes for the Festival's Gaelic poetry, photographic and Flash Fiction competitions there will be music provided by ‘Ceilar’, Matt Jones and Katy Vanden.
Matt’s band, ‘Last Orders’ won top prize in the Young Folk Awards for 2007 in a competition organised in association with Radio 2. Fiddle player and singer/songwriter Katy hails from Strontian and is currently studying Traditional and Folk music at Newcastle University. She was recently awarded a bursary to study songwriting at Bath University.

An evening of Uisge-Beatha

Ahead of our screening of the ever popular Whisky Galore!, we are delighted to welcome Roger Hutchinson who will be discussing his book Polly: The True Story Behind Whisky Galore. Roger will also be appearing on Saturday morning at 10.30 to discuss his work which includes Calum's Road, the story of one man's fight to build a road on the remote island of Raasay.

Combining his love of music and malt whisky to staggering (not literally) effect, BBC Radio Scotland's Tom Morton presents: The Malt and Barley Revue.

An acclaimed singer-songwriter as well as a broadcaster and author, Tom follows successful appearances at the Inverness and Wigtown Book Festivals, Belladrum and the Lang Spoon Festival with his show. The Malt and Barley Review combines some hilarious and poignant songs, poetry and, by no means least, at least one whisky for each audience member!

Take a trip with Tom into the heartlands of whisky, hear about some ill-advised adventures with the demon drink. And DRINK IT!

Tom broadcasts a daily music show on BBC Radio Scotland, and is a columnist for the Sco
tch Malt Whisky Society magazine Unfiltered. His CD A complete History of Rock'n'Roll was widely praised, and his seminal whisky book Spirit of Adventure has been reprinted.

His spy novel Serpentine was published last year and will be published in the USA and Canada in September.

The Malt and Barley Revue will be followed by a screening of the
Ealing classic, Whisky Galore. The 1949 comedy is based on
Compton Mackenzie's novel of the same name, its
elf based on a true story about the sinking of the SS Politician off the Outer Hebrides in 1941.

When 50,000 cases of whisky are stranded on a ship which runs aground, the inhabitants of a Scottish island cannot resist the temptation. Unfortunately, a Home Guard captain (Basil Radford) stands in their way...