A very warm welcome to BOOKMARK 2017.

Here in Highland Perthshire, BOOKMARK has been busily building the programme which we present to you now with our compliments, and with every best wish for an inspiring and rewarding book festival experience.

BOOKMARK flourishes through the voluntary commitment of Team BOOKMARK and thanks are due to every single member
of the team for their unstinting efforts in bringing this book festival into being for another season.
Equally important are those many individuals and organisations who give so generously of the moral, financial, and ‘in kind’ support which sustains BOOKMARK.

Very many thanks are due especially to The A.Proctor Group Limited for their continuing support; to Perth & Kinross Council’s Events, Eastern Perthshire Decides, and Creative Communities Funds for their investment; to Horsecross Arts Ltd for support with both ticketing and sound & light; and to The Rotary Club of Blairgowrie for supporting BOOKMARK’s Authors in Schools programme in September.

As AC Grayling says, “To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history,
human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many


So let’s wish a long and happy life to book festivals everywhere – and especially to BOOKMARK, one of the many feathers in
the cap of this lovely part of Scotland.

Janey Lambie, Chair
Christine Findlay, Hon. President


Find out more and buy tickets here: http://www.bookmarkblair.com/programme.php


Ticket information for all events can be found here: http://www.bookmarkblair.com/tickets.php

Tickets can also be purchased direct from Horsecross at Perth Concert Hall Box Office: 01738 621031
Ticket Information
Everyone attending an event must have a ticket. Entry is by ticket only.
Booking for events on the weekend 6th – 8th October opens on Saturday 24th June and closes on Thursday 5th October at 5pm. Any tickets sold via the website after 11.30 p.m. on Tuesday 3rd October will be kept for the buyer at the ticket desk at the festival venue,
Blairgowrie Community Campus. Please note, we have a no refunds policy.
Tickets may be purchased at the door – subject to availability.
Doors open 15 minutes before the start of each event.
Please arrive in good time to be seated by the start time on your ticket.
To avoid disruption, latecomers will not be admitted.
Festival Bookshop
The Festival Bookshop will be open from 17.30 to 22.00 on Friday 6th October, and from 09.00 to 18.30 on Saturday 7th October.
Book-signing will take place after each author session in the area directly facing the Festival Bookshop.
Car Parking and Transport
There are car parking facilities at the main venue as well as additional on-street parking close by. The Blairgowrie Town Service bus No 63 runs from Rattray to the Wellmeadow and then to Smithfield Road with a short walk to Blairgowrie Community Campus, Elm Drive,
Blairgowrie PH10 6UZ.
Food and Drink
Teas/coffees and light refreshments will be available to purchase on site