Belladrum’s sold-out Tartan Heart Festival has announced a literary arm to its event, which takes place from 5th/6th August in Beauly.
The Prose Bed literary stage has been curated by Black Isle author and journalist Mary Miers in cahoots with Moniack Mhor Writers’ Centre. And there is a musical connection – among the authors appearing are Alan Bisset – who collaborated with Y’all Is Fantasy Island’s Adam Stafford on the award-wining film The Shutdown.

Also, under the moniker Local Man Ruins Everything, William Campbell & Kevin MacNeil perform songs from their upcoming album ‘We Are Visible From Space’ which will include The Guardian single of the week ‘Local Man Ruins Everything.’ Singer-songwriter Willie fronted indie act Astrid and was part of the Snow Patrol collective The Reindeer Section, while Kevin is a multi-award winning novelist, poet and playwright whose books include ‘The Stornoway Way’ and ‘Love & Zen In The Outer
This all ties in with the Inverness Book festival, running from 10th-14th August, and featuring Christopher Brookmyre, Andy Wightman, and Louise Welch.

Also, the goNORTH Seedlings Stage at Belladrum has announced its lineup – on Friday August 5

, it’s Capitals,
The River 68’s, 
Kid Canaveral, 
The Boosts, 
Chasing Owls, 
Storey Books
, Native Roses
, St Leonards, and 
And on 

Saturday August 6, 

The Leonard Jones Potential, 
Be Like Pablo, 
Aerials Up, 
, Kobi
, Parmaviolets
, Boycotts
, Always The Sixth, 
The Little Mill Of Happiness
, Carnivores, and 
The Whisky River Band.