JOHN O'GROATS festival April 19th/20th 2018. On Fri evening 19th, the opening event, I'll be reading/performing my hill and climbing poems, and a song or two written during Clachaig Inn lock-ins. Saturday 20th will be FOUND AT SEA, a micro-epic sail into Scapa Flow to overnight on the abandoned island of Scapa, former home of two remarkable women 'The Woodpeckers'. It's about sailing, living, transience, love and loss - the usual stuff! Plus a banjo song. Later that day there's a panel. It's a long way to come from Edinburgh, but I'm looking forward to a good time of readings, craic, whisky and music. NAIRN BOOK FESTIVAL 6.30, Little Theatre (I think). I expect to do FOUND AT SEA, Assorted poems of love and life and mountains, a touch of At The Loch Of The Green Corrie, and a bit banjo.