Catch a Kelpie at Edinburgh International Book Festival!

The sun is shining here in beautiful Edinburgh, and already the streets are beginning to look busier and more vibrant as visitors from all over the world arrive to experience the city in festival season. Of course we’re a little biased, but here at Kelpies HQ it’s all about the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Set in a tented village in the beautiful Charlotte Square gardens, it’s a place where readers and writers come together once a year for inspiration and entertainment. There are events for every age and interest, and whether you’re an avid reader or just dipping your toe into the literary waters, you’ll still be spoilt for choice.

Many of our Kelpies authors are EIBF regulars, and we’ve put together this handy guide to help you catch a Kelpie this August!

Kelpies Events

Mary, Queen of Scots: Escape from Lochleven Castle Sat 11 2pm   Historic Women with Theresa Breslin and Holly Webb
A Secret Diary of the First World War Mon 13 10.30am The Boy Who Went to War with Gill Arbuthnott and Darren Gate
The Treasure of the Loch Ness Monster Tue 14 10.30am The Legend of Loch Ness with Lari Don
The Spellchasers series Sat 18 12.15pm Freedom to Read, Freedom to Write with Lari Don, Candy Courlay and Elizabeth Wein
It's Only the End of the World Thu 23 5.30pm Unusual Thrillers with J. A. Henderson and Alex Bell
Museum Mystery Squad Fri 24 5pm Mysterious Museums with Mike Nicholson
This Bonny Baby Mon 27 10am Pick up a Pencil with Kasia Matyjaszek
Rowan the Red Squirrel Mon 27 11.45am Rowan the Red Squirrel with Lynne Rickards

Events for Schools

Some of our authors are also participating in the Baillie Gifford Schools Programme. For more information, including how to book tickets for a school group, visit the Edinburgh International Book Festival Learning website.