7 February, 2018

Sell-out start to Pitlochry Winter Words Festival

The first festival of Scotland’s literary year got off to an action-packed start last weekend at Pitlochry Festival Theatre, with sell-out events, both for Aviemore-based, TV film-maker Kirk Watson, and the prestigious Banff Mountain Film Festival.

The full festival ignites on Wednesday 14 to Saturday 18 February, with a diverse programme of events, talks and themes around adventure, crime, poetry, music, politics, literary lunches, a whole stream of performance and writing workshops, and activities for all ages, all day long!

The line up includes BBC’s The Adventure Show host, Cameron McNeish, two of Scotland’s best-known TV presenters, Paul Murton and Sally Magnusson, plus sporting legend Graeme Obree will be cycling in with fascinating insight into breaking records and Queen of Scottish crime writing, Val McDermid, will discuss her latest murderous novel, then taking to the stage to sing with band, Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers, featuring another Famous Five crime-writing pals.

Alec Drummond from Pitlochry’s Box Office commented “It’s great to see and experience the theatre teeming with a wide cross-section of ages and passion for the outdoors, at this time of year. There’s was an incredible buzz around the building over the opening weekend. We can’t wait to give visitors and locals alike, our award-winning welcome next week!”

There’s still time to purchase tickets. Call PFT’s Box Office team on 01796 484626 or click here to book online.

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