THE BARRA BOY BOOK TOUR

Oban Waterstones

Last weekend, I hit the road with my new novel, ‘The Barra Boy’. Two book events and signings were organised, one at Waterstones Oban and one on the island of Barra itself, at the Buth Bharraigh, the local community shop.

Thanks to another rail strike, it was a drive up to Oban, taking in Loch Lomand, the impressive St Conan’s Kirk at Loch Awe and some gorgeous scenery – despite the grey weather. Oban itself is a beautiful bay, nestled beneath hills on the west coast of Argyll, and I had time for a bit of sight seeing at McCaig’s tower.

The event in Waterstones Oban, overlooking the picturesque bay, was unfortunately affected by a lack of stock in the store in the days leading up to it, so only a handful of people turned up. However, as a first-timer to these sort of things, maybe it wasn’t a bad thing – a good practice run! Also had time to sneak in a trip to see ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ at the local cinema.

A five-hour ferry trip across the sea to the Outer Hebrides and Barra the next day, with only mild sea sickness! Sneaked in another cinema trip as the impressive Screen Machine Mobile cinema was on the island. And of course made time to take in the beaches.

The event in Barra was well attended with locals and a couple of tourists too. A very enjoyable hour or so and plenty of books to sign. Plus, there was cake.

A smoother ferry trip home and some sunshine for the drive back. All in all, a very enjoyable experience, with lots of lovely feedback about the book. It’s great to meet people, see people engaging with ‘it ‘The Barra Boy’, and gaining a few sales along the way.

More events coming along soon too, so keep in touch with social media accounts for more news. And check out how to get a hold of a copy of ‘The Barra Boy’ HERE.

12 responses to “THE BARRA BOY BOOK TOUR”

  1. Hari OM
    Quite the Man About Scotland, eh, Iain?!! These things can be tiring, but sightseeing makes the journey worthwhile. Sadly I don’t seem to be able to enlarge the images you’ve shared here… though I have seen many of them over on IG. YAM xx

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    1. πŸ™‚ A small part of Scotland along the west anyway! Images seem to enlarge okay for me just by clicking on them? Certainly tiring, particularly lugging about a box full of books along the way, but rewarding and worth it. Hope you’ve had a chance to check out the book too?

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      1. Hari OM
        Yes… I just tried again… slightly peculiar, maybe because the thumbnails are really small, but it turns out that if clicking where the captions are, it doesn’t work, but moving the cursor over the image to no writing, it works! Too much of a hurry earlier to discover that!!! Yxx

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  2. Wonderful photos! Wishing you success!

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    1. Thank you, hope you give it a read 😊

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  3. How cool! Love the pics and excited for you and your book. I do plan to read it soon. It is waiting for me, “yelling” at me to get finished my other books so I can read it. LOL!

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    1. Look forward to hearing what you think of it, worth waiting for I hope! Thanks for reading in advance πŸ˜€

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      1. I am sure it will be worth the wait! And you are welcome! πŸ˜‰

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  4. It sounds so exciting Iain! I love that you are sharing this with us.

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    1. Thanks so much πŸ™‚ Hope you’re well and get a chance to check the book out!

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