About Islay Book Festival.

Set against the stunning backdrop of Scotland's whisky isle, Islay Book Festival is a community event which draws a lively audience from locals and visitors alike. Growing out of a small book club in Port Ellen, our volunteer-run festival is part of Islay's busy annual events calendar and Argyll's thriving cultural scene.


Our Authors.

2017's festival sees an array of talented authors and literary fanatics travel to Islay. Crime, poetry, puppetry, bookbinding, music and Scottish history will all be explored throughout the weekend. 

Festival Highlights.

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