Scottish rugby legend Doddie Weir is among the personalities coming to Perthshire for this year’s Winter Words Festival next month.
Having been unable to attend last year, Mr Weir will return to the Pitlochry Winter Words Festival to share his favourite lessons on life through his book, The World According to Doddie.
The festival brings together authors, adventurers, broadcasters and TV personalities in one place, to celebrate Scotland’s literary scene.
Attendees will experience a range of features including book fairs, signings and literary lunches.
Curator for the event Anna Day, explained what the public can expect from the event.
She said: “This is my twelfth year programming Winter Words and each time it becomes a little easier because I’ve got to know the audience over the years.
“All year round I look out for authors and books who will suit the Winter Word programme – wildlife, history, the best fiction, the funniest authors.
“We want to attract new faces to Winter Words each year, so hope that our workshops, children’s events and music will bring more people to hear the wonderful authors we have coming in 2020.”
The festival will host a range of other Scottish personalities, including Kirsty Wark, Kenneth Steven andVal McDermid.
News presenter Sally Magnusson will speak ahead of the launch of her second novel, The Ninth Child, while Newsnight presenter Kirsty Wark will take a break from politics to talk about her latest Scotland-set book.
Fife’s own Val McDermid will discuss bringing her characters to life and poet Kenneth Steven will host a workshop on writing poetry.
Ms Day said: “Festivals are like families, you should never have a favourite author just as you should never have a favourite child, but I’m especially looking forward to Sally Magnusson.
“I loved her last novel and can’t wait to hear her read and talk about her new book.”
She added: “Every year I love creating a programme that is bursting at the seams with writers and thinkers, adventurers and those who want to entertain us.”
The Winter Words Festival will run from February 13 to 16 and tickets can be bought online.