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BOOKMARK at The Blairgowrie & Rattray Highland Games

8th Sep 2014

On a bright but windy day, Team BOOKMARK was out in force at Bogles Field, Blairgowrie on Sunday last. Volunteers manned the entrance gates, issuing tickets and programmes. 

Christine Findlay with Games Chieftain Laurence Blair Oliphant

Christine Findlay with Games Chieftain Laurence Blair Oliphant

Inside the grounds, BOOKMARK pitched its gazebo and got to work encouraging members of the public to pick up a programme and chat about the wide range of events on offer this year. It was very heartening to find so many people had heard about us and were planning on coming to some sessions over the weekend of 10th – 12th October.

We signed up some children for miniBOOKMARK and caught the interest of many adults whose reading interests ranged from fiction to poetry, gardening, travel, whisky and . . . so much more.

Many thanks to all our volunteers who, once again, gave up their valuable time to help promote Blairgowrie, Rattray & The Glens very own book festival.

We even caught the attention of Laurence Blair Oliphant, Chieftain of the Games!


“I didn‘t wait to be invited back, I invited myself, in fact that‘s why I wrote another book”

BOOKMARK is better than most because it is superbly well organised, you look after me so well and because you, as a community, are so interested in books. I feel you actually want to hear what I have to say It‘s a marvellous event.  I will be back again if I can think of another book to write.

Martin Bell

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