This year, like everything else on the planet, Faclan: The Hebridean Book Festival has had to be rethought, rescheduled, retooled. Its presence though, was mostly online.
In recognition of lockdown, quarantine, self-isolation and with a nod to the odd choreography of the times, the theme is Strictly Local: Writers, speakers and subject matter.
Links to the programme are below.
Alex Boyd: Isle of Rust – First shown 7pm on 19th November 2020 https://vimeo.com/480973019
R. M. Murray: Bleak – Event took place at An Lanntair on 19th November 2020 with a socially-distanced auditorium audience https://vimeo.com/481718252
Niall Campbell: Mood, Tide and Noctuary in conversation with Ian Stephen – First shown on 20th November 2020 https://vimeo.com/480991924
Poets in Place hosted by Ian Stephen – First shown on 20th November 2020 https://vimeo.com/481217078
Strangely Familiar: The Otherworld in Lewis Life: Catrìona Murray – First shown on 21st November 2020 https://vimeo.com/481224718
History with Heart and Soul. The Placenames of North Lewis. Ness to Ballantrushal; Comunn Eachdraidh Nis – First shown on 21st November 2020 https://vimeo.com/481295074
The Changing Outer Hebrides: Galson and the Meaning of Place: Professor Frank Rennie (launch). Chair Ian Stephen – First shown on 21st November 2020 https://vimeo.com/480966289