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Our stunning front cover was designed by Steve Smith, specially commissioned by the Nairn Book & Arts Festival.

A limited edition reproduction print of the artwork (16” x 12” including mount) will be available to buy during the Festival for £60.00. 

A print can be purchased below; or for payment by cash or cheque, please email tanera@tanerabryden.co.uk or call 07951 116033.

Collection from Nairn Community and Arts Centre during the Festival period only. (Price is +P&P if postal delivery is required.)    


Become a 'Friend' of the 2016 Festival and you will receive a card entitling you to :

  • Special deals at local restaurants and shops during Festival week (30th Aug to 4th Sept)

  • Free tea/coffee in our Festival Cafe @ NCC during Festival week.

  • Entry into the draw for a pair of Golden Tickets - giving free entry to all our Festival events

To become a Friend, sign up and donate £25.00 below or at Nairn Community & Arts Centre using the tear off slip on the leaflet (available from NCC and various outlets in Nairn - or download the leaflet here

  1. A complete listing of participating restaurants and shops will be available from 1st August 2016.

  2. One winner will receive two Golden Tickets, each worth around £250, allowing entry to all Festival events except workshops.  The draw will take place on Monday 1st August 2016; the winner will be notified by phone and in writing.  If you win the Golden Ticket and have already purchased any tickets for NBAF events, we will refund these in full.  

  3. If you sign up online below - a card will be posted to your address for you to use during the Festival week.  


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Have you got your 'Friend of the Festival' card yet?

If not, you can either visit Nairn Community Centre, our book online here.

Full details here. 



Date : 30th August 2016

Cost : 1 day - £75.   (£135 for two - bring a friend!)    

Venue : Logie Steading (Long Room and in the garden).


Noel is returning to Logie in the autumn for another workshop day. 

Thought provoking and informative, he uses his enormous knowledge to encourage students to think about plants and gardening from all angles.

Plants react to the seasons, but the already somewhat unpredictable British climate is now even more so.  How does this affect plants?  And what are the implications for gardening in northerly latitudes?

Noel introduces us to some of the basic science behind plants' response to the weather and climate, drawing on the experience of colleagues in Scandinavia and Russia.  he will look at some of the ways we can predict what will flourish as well as how we can make the most of the full length of the garden year, whatever the weather.


Forthcoming courses for autumn at Logie Steading :

Basket making with Jane Wilkinson, Nov 12th and 13th.

Bookbinding with Laura and Chris West – Nov 7th – 9th.


Full details and details of how to book, please see www.logie.co.uk