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Festive Event


This year, our annual festive event will take place on 17th December: there will be an Open Mic session when you'll have five minutes to terrify us with a poem or story on the theme of 'Ghosts'; and a three-course meal with a special deal for HighlandLIT members and their first guest. See below for full details of the menu and how to book for the meal.

Please contact us to check if spaces are still available


(We are confirming with the Glen Mhor Hotel that vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options will be available)


Celeriac and roast pear soup with toasted hazelnuts

Smoked salmon tartare, beetroot and radish salad and cucumber relish

Parma ham, feta cheese and raspberry salad with a raspberry vinaigrette


Roast breast of turkey, pork and apple stuffing, cranberry sauce, pigs in blankets and a rich jus


Pan seared sea bass fillet, stir fried spiralized vegetables n a coriander and lime butter

Chickpea falafel, beetroot puree and wilted spinach


Traditional Christmas pudding, warm butterscotch sauce and a brandy cream

Passion fruit and lime posset, pecan tuille

Dark chocolate torte, salted caramel sauce, vanilla pod ice cream

 How to book for the Festive Meal

Please note that bookings for the meal must be received by HighlandLIT by 31st October Please also let us know your menu choice at the time of booking. If you would like a vegan, vegetarian, dairy/gluten free or other option please let us know your dietary requirements when you are booking. The hotel will provide the options available nearer the time.
Members of HighlandLIT (paid for April 2019 - March 2020) will pay a special price of £12.50, and can bring along one guest at the £12.50 rate. (The second and subsequent guests brought along by a member will pay  £25.)

Non-members who wish to come to this Festive social - and all are welcome - will pay  £25

Please note that you can sign up for HighlandLIT here if you are not already a member and save £12.50 on the cost of the meal

Your can book in one of three ways:


  • speak to Trish Salt at the October event, and give her cash, or a cheque made payable to HighlandLIT  Please let Trish know your choice from the menu or dietary requirements when you are booking

  • send a cheque made payable to HighlandLIT to Trish at 40, Ardconnel Street, Inverness, IV2 3EX. Please send an accompanying note saying what your cheque covers (eg '1 member at £12.50 plus guest at £12.50'; 'non-member £25') and giving the menu choices menu or dietary requirements  of the folk attending

  • transfer your payment to our bank account. Account name: HighlandLIT; Sort Code 87-39-07; Account number: 71821960.  Please put your surname in the 'Reference' field, and send an email to saying you have remitted the funds and giving details as above of exactly what the payment covers and the menu choices menu or dietary requirements  of the folk attending

Outline programme for the rest of 2019

(Events take place on the 3rd Tuesday of each month)

December 17 – Festive Open Mic: theme 'Ghost Stories'   A the Glen Mhor Hotel see above.

Outline programme for the first half of 2020

January 21 - Author Event with Charlie Gracie.  Charlie's poetry and prose have been published in a variety of journals and anthologies. This evening, Charlie will explore many of the themes of the human condition: love, life, death - and nature, reflecting Charlie's fundamental creative question: what is it that lurks beneath the surface of all we see around us.  NB The Annual General Meeting of HighlandLIT will take place immediately before this event.

February 18th -  Writing Workshop: Hands and Feet  led by Merryn Glover. Merryn will be leading a reflection on things we do with our hands and feet; we will develop ideas for creative writing that explore our identity, our sense of giving and direction and our 'prints' in the world.

March 17th - Open Mic

April 21st - Author Event with Helen Sedgwick   Helen (author of the highly-acclaimed The Comet Seekers and The Growing Season) will be reading from, and discussing When Death Came Calling  - the first book of her new crime series - which is published in January 2020.

May 19th - Writing Workshop with Sue Lawrence (To be confirmed)

June 16th - Open Mic

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