KeepActive : Books and Reading for senior citizens and older people in and around Inverness in Scotland
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The list which follows shows the name, venue and contact details for 8 organisations whose activities include "Books and Reading" in Inverness and the surrounding area listed alphabetically within towns. Please refer to the list on the left hand side of the page for other types of activity.

Each entry in the list will offer information regarding meeting days and times plus a number of choices whereby you can be transferred to the website of an organisation, send an email or text message to the organiser, view the location on a map or find a contact number to call.

Fortrose : Black Isle Writers Group, The Black Isle Leisure Centre Click for contact details
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A forum where people interested in creative writing can meet up, exchange ideas and ask for constructive feedback on their work.

The meetings are led by members themselves, or by an invited speaker. Membership is open to everyone all that is needed is an enthusiasm for creative writing and a lively curiosity.

We are currently twenty in number, but always welcome new members - or visiting ones!

There is an annual fee of twenty pounds.

Whether you write or just think about writing, you will get a friendly welcome here.

Meeting Times
   Wednesday : 1400 to 1600 Fortnightly

Note
   Meetings from September to April
Cost
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Fortrose : Fortrose Library Afternoon Reading Group, Fortrose Community Library Click for contact details
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We read a different book each month and meet to discuss it.

Books are provided free by the library service.

Meeting Times
   Wednesday : 1400 to 1500 Monthly

Note
   Meets on the first Wednesday of each month
Cost
   Free

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Fortrose : Fortrose Library Evening Reading Group, Fortrose Community Library Click for contact details
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Love books and reading? Why not join our friendly group, and discover some new authors?

Meeting Times
   Wednesday : 1900 to 1955 Monthly

Cost
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Inverness : HighlandLit, Glen Mhor Hotel Click for contact details
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Bringing together those with an interest in all things to do with the written word and the wider world of publishing, HighlandLit provides a valuable opportunity to discuss projects, books, ideas and attend workshops

It also encourages members and guests to meet and ask questions of published writers and poets, and hear them read from their work'

Meeting Times
   Tuesday : 1830 to 2100 Monthly

Note
   Events take place on the 3rd Tuesday of each month
   
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Cost
   Paid up members attend Workshops and Open-Mic sessions free of charge. (These cost 5 and 3 respectively for non-members)

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Inverness : Sunday Book Club, Waterstones Bookshop Click for contact details
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'Sunday Book Club' is a new initiative from the HighlandLIT, in collaboration with Waterstones' bookshop in the Eastgate Centre, Inverness.

If you're planning to attend the Book Club, you can purchase the chosen title at 25% discount from Waterstones, Inverness.

Meeting Times
   Sunday : 1230 to 1500 Monthly

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   We meet from 1.30pm - 3.00pm on the first Sunday of each month.
Cost
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Nairn : Nairn U3A, Nairn Community & Arts Centre Click for contact details
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There are open meetings for the whole group fortnightly. Sometimes a guest speaker entertains us, or the afternoon might feature a poetry reading, a DVD or a quiz. Afterwards, we enjoy a wee blether over tea and biscuits, and catch up with group news. There is also a small group library. We also have special outings from time to time, such as our popular New Year lunch.

Our groups include French, History, Italian, Lunch Group, Mah Jong, Photography, Quiz and Games, Scottish Country Dancing, Scrabble and Sewing Bee.

Joining is simple - just come along to one of our open meetings and pay at the door. New members are welcome at any time. Non-members are welcome to attend any speaker meetings that interest them. However, our study groups are for members only.

Meeting Times
   Wednesday : 1345 to 1600

Note
   We are actively seeking new members, so if you are interested please come along to one of our open meetings. You will be very welcome. Our open meetings are from September to May.
Cost
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Smithton : U3A, Smithton-Culloden Free Church Click for contact details
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University of the Third Age.

Groups include Archaeology, Music Study. Art Appreciation, Nature Wanderers, Books, Philosophy, Photography, Bridge, Psychology, Classical Civilisation, Recorders, Current Affairs, Science, Family History, Walking, Geology, Table Tennis, History, Theatre, IT, Topical Issues.

Please refer to the U3A site for full details of groups and activities.

Meeting Times
   Monday : 1400 to 1600
   Tuesday : 1400 to 1600
   Wednesday : 1000 to 1200
   Thursday : 1400 to 1600
   Friday : 1000 to 1200

Note
   Meet in various locations including Gordon Hall, Smithton Free Church and in members' houses.
   
   According to the group, meetings can be weekly, fortnightly, monthly or variable.
   
   Please contact U3A for exact times and locations.
Cost
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