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Opening up to let the good times roll!

01 May 2021
Opening up to let the good times roll!

Opening up to let the good times roll!

01 May 2021

ARTYNESS: Barbara Henderson is embracing the promise as restrictions are eased, book shops are opening and new books are available


The birth of a new book – or is it twins?

17 April 2021
The birth of a new book – or is it twins?

The birth of a new book – or is it twins?

17 April 2021

ARTYNESS: Barbara Henderson discovers her forthcoming release has a partner set in the same Scottish island chain


Just reward for small publishers

03 April 2021
Just reward for small publishers

Just reward for small publishers

03 April 2021

ARTYNESS: Barbara Henderson celebrates the innovation and drive of independents across the UK – and here in the Highlands and Islands


Artyness: A hobby which has real impact

23 March 2021
Artyness: A hobby which has real impact

Artyness: A hobby which has real impact

23 March 2021

Author Barbara Henderson finds out exactly what book bloggers do


Springing back into action with a book about nature

06 March 2021
Springing back into action with a book about nature

Springing back into action with a book about nature

06 March 2021

ARTYNESS: Barbara Henderson is reeled back to her childhood when a book about the wild lands on her doorstep


All is not perfect, but let's celebrate booky wonders!

21 February 2021
All is not perfect, but let's celebrate booky wonders!

All is not perfect, but let's celebrate booky wonders!

21 February 2021

ArtyNess: With things not quite going to plan, Barbara Henderson looks for the positives in the publishing world – and finds there are many


Meet the new kids on the block

06 February 2021
Meet the new kids on the block

Meet the new kids on the block

06 February 2021

ARTYNESS: Barbara Henderson introduces some award-winning new writers who are making a name for themselves – and the north of Scotland


The power and meaning behind a real letter

17 January 2021
The power and meaning behind a real letter

The power and meaning behind a real letter

17 January 2021

ArtyNess: Barbara Henderson hopes we can regain some of the joy of handwritten correspondence as we endure the latest lockdown


Books can help us reflect – as well as escape – this Christmas

19 December 2020
Books can help us reflect – as well as escape – this Christmas

Books can help us reflect – as well as escape – this Christmas

19 December 2020

ArtyNess: Barbara Henderson recounts some festive classics that help add meaning at this special time of year


Budding authors find there are many routes to publishing

05 December 2020
Budding authors find there are many routes to publishing

Budding authors find there are many routes to publishing

05 December 2020

ArtyNess: Barbara Henderson looks at two authors who took very different paths to publication


Goblins, birds and book fairies

21 November 2020
Goblins, birds and book fairies

Goblins, birds and book fairies

21 November 2020

The fun to be had during Book Week Scotland.


Not the only story in town

25 October 2020
Not the only story in town

Not the only story in town

25 October 2020

ArtyNess: Barbara Henderson invites us to open our minds to more than the Covid pandemic to help strengthen our resilience and sooth our souls


Being part of something bigger

10 October 2020
Being part of something bigger

Being part of something bigger

10 October 2020

ArtyNess: Barbara Henderson celebrates the positive effects of coming together online during this summer's book events


We all need to be like Debbie!

25 September 2020
We all need to be like Debbie!

We all need to be like Debbie!

25 September 2020

ArtyNess: It often just takes one person, doesn’t it? One person to get the ball rolling, one person to nail their colours to the mast and act.


Books provide a salve for an aching soul

12 September 2020
Books provide a salve for an aching soul

Books provide a salve for an aching soul

12 September 2020

ArtyNess: Barbara Henderson discovers a hidden gem among the trees as book publishers vie for shelf space


Picaresque Books makes it 'Ding Dong Dingwall'!

29 August 2020
Picaresque Books makes it 'Ding Dong Dingwall'!

Picaresque Books makes it 'Ding Dong Dingwall'!

29 August 2020

ArtyNess: Highland bookshop opens a new chapter during lockdown with website and social media support, hears Barbara Henderson


The people behind the book: The Siege of Caerlaverock

15 August 2020
The people behind the book: The Siege of Caerlaverock

The people behind the book: The Siege of Caerlaverock

15 August 2020

ArtyNess: Barbara Henderson considers the number of people it takes to help create a successful book in her name


Emerging from lockdown: Ullapool Book Festival

01 August 2020
Emerging from lockdown: Ullapool Book Festival

Emerging from lockdown: Ullapool Book Festival

01 August 2020

ArtyNess: Children's author Barbara Henderson speaks to Joan Michael of the Wester Ross village's book festival after the event was cancelled for 2020


Getting creative as economy restarts

18 July 2020
Getting creative as economy restarts

Getting creative as economy restarts

18 July 2020

ArtyNess: Barbara Henderson speaks to Sandstone Press about how we can help give the creative sector a boost as we emerge from the Covid-19 lockdown


Unexpected benefits at flagship creative event

04 July 2020
Unexpected benefits at flagship creative event

Unexpected benefits at flagship creative event

04 July 2020

ArtyNess: An online XpoNorth has its advantages, as Barbara Henderson discovers


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