ULLAPOOL Book Festival, Friday, May 11, to Sunday, May 13. Includes from Canada, author, playwright, actor Ann-Marie MacDonald, and Iain D Urchardan, author of short stories in Gaelic, and Teresa Solana, author of crime fiction in Catalan, who will read from their works and discuss writing in minority languages. There will be simultaneous translations into English from Gaelic by Mòrag Stiùbhart and from Catalan by Peter Bush. Audience members will receive these through individual headphones.
DURNESS VIllage Hall. Maryanne Kennedy and Finlay Wells, Wednesday, May 16, 8.00pm. Admission £10, concessions £7.
Village Hall. Fran McGillivray and Mike Burke, Blues and Beyond Highland Tour, Thursday, May 31, 8.00 pm.
MELNESS Community Hall. Church of Scotland Community Lunch and Raffle, Saturday, May 19, 12.30 to 2.00pm. Raising money for Melness church windows. £3.50 per person.
STRATHNAVER Public Hall. Ceilidh with Duncan MacGillivray, Dagger Gordon, and Iain Macbeath. Saturday, May 26, 8.00 pm. See advert on page 5.
LOCHINVER Village Hall. Yoga, Monday evenings.
BETTYHILL Strathnaver Museum. Various events exploring Gaelic bard, Rob Donn Mackay, Saturday, May 5 to Thursday, May 31. See advert on page 14.
Strathnaver Museum. Tales of the North Coast Book Launch with Alan Temperley, Friday, May 18. See advert on page 14.
Strathnaver Museum. Book reading with Alan Temperley, Saturday, May 19. See advert on page 14.
Village Hall. Martial Arts Class, Wednesdays. Bowls, Thursdays.
TONGUE Village Hall. Edinburgh Sutherland Ceilidh, Saturday, May 19, 7.30pm. See advert on page 3.
Village Hall. Indoor Bowling, Thursdays. Juniors (aged 8-14 years), 7.00-8.00pm; Seniors, 8.00-10.00pm. Bowls provided. Beginners welcome.
Kyle of Tongue Hostel. Tongue and Bettyhill “Step-it Up Highland group” meets at 1 o’clock every Wednesday at the hostel to enjoy a short walk. Contact Ruth on 01847 611327 for details.
Kyle Centre. Tongue Tots meet on Wednesdays in term time, 10.30am-12 noon. Babies and toddlers welcome.

To add to the list, e-mail whatson@bratach.co.uk or telephone Morag MacLeod at any reasonable hour (01641 561214).

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