Tarbert, Loch Fyne, is host to several popular Festival events and 2013 saw the Tarbert Book Festival become another annual fixture in the calendar of the picturesque, Scottish west coast village.

Author Janice Galloway 2016

Taking place in the late autumn exclusively at Stonefield Castle Hotel, this celebration of books and reading has seen a wide range of writers, mainly Scottish, coming to appear at this popular literary weekend. Fiction, non-fiction, crime, poetry and comic art have all featured in previous programmes.

Author Rosemary Goring 2019

In 2015, the events for children and young people moved to Tarbert Academy. This collaboration allowed us to co-host free events for pupils and fulfil one of the main aims of the inception of the festival, namely, a life-long love of reading in all its myriad formats.

Author Mark Douglas Home 2015

The Saturday evening event, ‘the Stonefield Sessions’, has seen some of the finest Scottish crime writers grace a TBF stage and is a particular favourite with the local audience.

Author Chris Brookmyre. 2017

After a few years of dormancy thanks to lockdowns, and our return last year, we are really excited to put on this years Festival once again.

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Pictures below from previous TBF events