May 1st 11.15 – 12.15 : The Mezzanine, Kirkcudbright Galleries : £8
On 1st January 1919 the HMY Iolaire sank in Stornoway Harbour, killing over 200 servicemen on their way home from war. What effect does this tragic event have on the life of an imaginary survivor, Tormod Morrison, who twenty years later struggles to cope with the death of his daughter and its impact on her two children, Alasdair and Rachel?
‘It’s the kind of book you want to read again as soon as you finish it, because you know there is so much that will be revealed on that second reading; the kind of novel which can enrich your life.’ (Alan Massie, The Scotsman).
Award-winning Gaelic singer Ceitlin Smith has performed at festivals and events world wide.