XpoNorth is Scotland's leading creative industries festival. Over two exciting days and nights, XpoNorth provides a buzzing atmosphere where creative people can meet, be inspired and forge new relationships. It's the kind of place where exciting things can and do happen. A unique event in the UK's cultural calendar, XpoNorth covers: crafts, fashion and textiles; writing and publishing; gaming; screen and broadcast; and music.
The only city in the Scottish Highlands, Inverness features in EACH NEW MORN and is the main location for crime thriller, BOYLE'S LAW. In Shakespeare's Macbeth, the murder of Duncan takes place in Inverness Castle. The last pitched battle fought on British soil took place at nearby Culloden Moor. The city sits astride the River Ness, which flows from nearby Loch Ness, home of the famous Loch Ness Monster.
Fiercely defended by survivors in EACH NEW MORN, the village of Ullapool is home to thriller writer, LG Thomson. Situated on the north west coast of Scotland, the village is peaceful through the winter months, vibrant in the summer. Founded as a herring port, Ullapool experienced an economic boom in the 1970s with the arrival of Russian Klondykers. Nowadays the village is famed for its varied festivals, including the Ullapool Book Festival and Loopallu.