What’s On 2018

Everyone is welcome to attend our events. Unless otherwise noted, admission is £5 for non-members, free for members. To become a member simply email us at skyereadingroom@yahoo.co.uk for more info or join us here.


Mon. 10th Dec  – A joint social at the Venue, Portree, with Skye Chamber Music, Island Chorus, Skye and Lochalsh Orchestra, Broadford Choir and the Reading Room. TBA


January 16: OPEN MIC was regrettably cancelled due to winter snow on Skye! We will pluck up and re-schedule soon.

February 27 (Tuesday) : Crime writer, Alex Gray at Edinbane Hall, 7:30 p.m.
Read a review here – when one door closes....

March 16 (Friday, take note) : An OPEN MIC evening hosted by Francis Mitchell at  An Crùbh, Duisdale – organised in conjunction with SEALL –  all welcome. 7:00 p.m. More info here

March 27 (Tuesday) : Ross Sayers, whose debut novel, Mary’s the Name, was released by Cranachan Publishing in January 2017. Edinbane Community Hall, 7:30 p.m. Read more about the Ross Sayers Event

April 24 (Tuesday) : AGM Meeting and guest reader, Paul Rees, writer and journalist with a long line of credits, along with being the author of five books. Among them are Robert Plant: A Life, the first major biography of the ex-Led Zeppelin singer, and The Three Degrees: The Men Who Changed British Football Forever. AGM starts at 7:30. No admission fee.Thanks Paul

May 29 (Tuesday) : May 29: Helen Fitzgeralddomestic noir crime author of Dead Lovely, The Exit and Viral. 7:30 p.m. at Edinbane Hall. £5 non-members. All welcome. More here: Domestic Noir Crime Writer Helen Fitzgerald Coming to Reading Room 7:30 p..m. Edinbane Hall. £5 non-members.

June 2 (Saturday): Open Mic, in collaboration with Tha Seo Math Dhuibh (Good For You), at Aros Centre, Portree. 2-4 p.m. Hosted by Francis Mitchell. Special guest readers among others are Maoilios Caimbeul and Rody Gorman. Free for readers; non-readers, £3. Refreshments served. To read, contact Iseabail at Aros: 01478613649 or iseabail@aros.co.uk

June 26 (Tuesday): A.C. Clarke, published and prize-winning poet, judge and translator involved in ‘polishing’ poems and short stories by Romanian writers. Makar for the Federation of Writers 2007-2008. 7:30 p.m., Edinbane Community Hall, £5 non-members. Everyone welcome. More here

July 10 (Tuesday, regular monthly meeting) : OPEN MIC, featuring Harry Gallagher, “poetry for people” poet, based in the North East of England. His poems have been published all over the place, he is an impressive performer and he runs the Northeast Poetry Society stanza.

August TBA

September 25 (Tuesday): WORKSHOP: Gerda Stevenson’s newest book of poems, Quines, explores the diverse contribution by woman to Scottish history and society. Gerda is an acclaimed writer, poet, musician, singer and actor. Edinbane Hall, 7:30 pm, no admission fee. Informal evening, everyone welcome!

October 30 (Tuesday): Margaret Elphinstone, historical novelist, poet and short story writer, usually writing about people living ‘on the edge’. Her book, The Sea Road, appears in List Magazine’s ‘100 best Scottish books of all time’ and won a Scottish Arts Council book award. Her most recent novel, The Gathering Night, is set among Mesolithic hunter-gatherers who lived in what is now Scotland some 8000 years ago. Edinbane Hall, 7:30 p.m., £5 non-members. Treat and hot drinks served.

November 20 (Tuesday): Book Week Scotland celebration: Roger Hutchinson will help us explore Book Week Scotland’s theme, Rebel, with focus on his book, Callum’s Road and the unique rebel, Callum MacLeod of Raasay. We look forward to a lively and intriguing evening with the man who has written a diverse collection of 15 non-fiction books, including The Silent Weaver, and The Butcher, the Baker, the Candlestick Maker: The story of Britain through its Census, since 1801. Everyone is welcome to join us for treats and merrymaking in the name of literary creativity.  Admission is free. 

December 10 (Monday): Evening Holiday concert and event with Skye Chamber Music, Island Chorus and the Reading Room. TBA