Acair book wins Highland Book Prize 2020
10 May 2021
The Changing Outer Hebrides: Galson and the
Meaning of Place by Frank Rennie, published by Acair
Books, is the winner of the 2020 Highland Book
This is a fascinating and intimate account of the
inter-relationship between one small island village in the Hebrides
and the wider world.
Author Frank Rennie is the Professor of
Sustainable Rural Development at Lews Castle College of the
University of the Highlands and Islands, where he works on human
ecology, rural issues, and education.
Acair was first established in 1977
and in 2018 was formally established as a Scottish registered
charity. Acair's focus as a publisher is Scottish Gaelic children's
books and a wide range of titles in Scottish Gaelic and English,
with many related to history, nature and social issues.
The winning book was announced on Saturday 8 May 2021
during an online event hosted by Moniack Mhor Creative
Writing Centre, in association with the Ullapool
Book Festival. As the winner of the 2020 Highland Book
Prize, Frank Rennie will be awarded £1000 prize money and a week's
writing retreat at Moniack Mhor Creative Writing Centre.
For more information on the prize and this year's winner and the
other books on the shortlist and longlist, see the Highland Book Prize website.