#ButeNoir2018 #ProgrammeLaunch @ButeNoir @PrintPoint97 #CrimeWritingFestival

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Well, I’ve only been waiting since August 2017 for this date! Yep, the launch of the 2018 Bute Noir Crime Writing Festival Programme and it has been well worth the wait!

Wait til you check out the most criminally awesome line up they have in store for you this year! A relatively new festival, Bute Noir was born out of a conversation Craig Robertson had with Karen of the island’s book shop, Print Point. Little did Craig know at the time just how determined Karen was to make him make this happen! In 2016 the first festival took place and it has grown from strength to strenght with some of the top names in crime fiction making the trip “doon the watter” for a weekend filled with crime, cakes and shenanigans!


It is a fabulous festival, a real feeling of intimacy about it and where else can you bump into some top crime writers such as Craig Robertson, Chris Brookmyre, Luca Veste, Steve Cavanagh and Mason Cross on the pitch and putt; or bump into them buying your ice cream or chips out of Zavaroni’s!

Top Tip: Do NOT miss Karen’s mum’s cupcakes! Seriously these are to die for!


I went along last year, sadly just for the day but this year I’m going to be there the Fri-Sun as I do not want to miss a thing! You can check out my write-up from my trip last year here 

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So is your interest piqued….do you want to see the programme….oh yes I know you do! Well, here it is…

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What a line up eh! Who is on your list of “must see”? They are all on mine!


To purchase your tickets:

To purchase tickets for Bute Noir 2018 either pop into Print Point, Rothesay Library or Bute Museum, email us at butenoir@hotmail.com or just pick up the old telephone and dial 01700503389! It’s as simple as that……what are you waiting for!

See you all there! August 3rd – 5th 2018 – Do not miss it!

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