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23 June 2021

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 Prize.

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.