You can view the programme here.

  • Tide Lines Band
  • Dane Love
  • Helen Bellany
  • Cameron McNeish
  • Fiona Gibson
  • AlexGray
  • Janice Galloway
  • The McDougalls
  • Pat Young
  • Douglas Skelton
  • Struan Stevenson
  • Carry on Sleuthing
  • Voices from the Jungle
  • Graeme Macrae Burnet
  • Francis Gay
  • Erlend Clouston
  • 50 shades of fiction
  • Pitch and Punt



2017 was our most successful festival ever. Over four days 819 people came to our 16 events. Over 90% of audience responses gave us an “excellent” rating. Several events were sell-out.

Once again this year, a big part of our festival is “unseen” as we provide author events in local schools in the run-up to the main festival.

2017 audience feedback:

“Very interesting – a great festival.”

“Excellent. On a par with better-known festivals and Guardian Livetalks.”

“Fantastic! In my opinion this is the best Tidelines overall that I have been to.”