Northwords Now

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Where to find a FREE Northwords Now

In ‘normal’ times, Northwords Now is available at hundreds of venues, cafes, book shops, galleries and other cool places across Scotland.  If you have scope to take a bundle, let us know and we’ll see what can be arranged.

Inverness

  • Culloden Battlefield
  • Drumossie Hotel
  • Eden Court Theatre Bishop’s Road
  • Floral Hall
  • HIE An Lochran, Inverness Campus
  • Highland Archives
  • Highland Institute for Contemporary Art (HICA) by Dores
  • Highland Printmakers Bank St, Inverness
  • Highland Wholefoods Inverness
  • Hootananny 31 Church St
  • Inverness Airport
  • Inverness College 3 Longman Road
  • Inverness College Midmills Campus, Crown Avenue
  • Inverness Library
  • Inverness Museum & Art Gallery Castle Wynd
  • Leakeys Bookshop Greyfriars Hall, Church St
  • MacGregors Bar Academy St
  • Maggie's Highland Raigmore
  • Nourish Cafe Church St
  • Sandstone Press Suite 1, Stoneyfield Business Park
  • Simpsons Garden Centre Inverness
  • UHI Inverness College
  • UHI HQ
  • Visit Scotland
  • Wasps Studio Midmills
  • Waterstone’s 69 Eastgate Centre

Highland Area

  • Abriachan Forest Trust
  • Achins Bookshop Inverkirkaig, Lochinver
  • All Highland libraries
  • Alness Heritage Centre
  • An Talla Solas Gallery Ullapool
  • Anderson Restaurant Fortrose
  • Ardross Hall
  • Caithness Horizons Thurso
  • Carnegie Courthouse Castle St, Dornoch
  • Cocoa Mountain Balnakeil
  • Contin Village Stores
  • Cornerstone Cafe Evanton
  • Cornerstone Gairloch
  • Coul House Contin
  • Cromarty Arts
  • Dingwall Library
  • Dornoch Academy
  • Dornoch Bookshop High St, Dornoch
  • Dunbeath Heritage Museum KW6 6ED
  • GALE Gairloch
  • Garden Café Dingwall
  • Highflight Dingwall
  • Highland Clayworks & Cafe Bunloit, Drumnadrochit
  • Highland Farm Cafe Mountgerald by Dingwall
  • History Links The Meadows, Dornoch
  • Inverewe Gardens
  • Kilmorack Gallery Beauly
  • Lael Crafts Inverlael
  • Loch Croispol Bookshop & Restaurant 2 Balnakeil, Durness
  • Loch Torridon Community Centre
  • Lochaber Farm Shop Unit 5, Lochaber Rural Complex, Torlundy
  • Lochaber High School
  • Lyth Arts Centre Wick KW1 4UD
  • Moniack Mhor 4 Teaverran, Kiltarlity
  • National Hotel Dingwall
  • North Highland College Ormlie Rd, Thurso
  • Old Brewery Cromarty
  • Ord Distillery Muir of Ord
  • Picaresque Books 55 High St, Dingwall
  • Pump Room Strathpeffer
  • Ralia Café by Newtonmore
  • Small Planet Trading Strathpeffer
  • Spa Pavilion Strathpeffer
  • Storehouse Foulis
  • Strathpeffer Community Centre
  • Sutor Creek Cromarty
  • Tain Service Point 4 High St, Tain
  • The Bookmark Grantown on Spey 34 High St
  • The Cafe Old Station, Strathpeffer
  • The Ceilidh Place 14 West Argyll St Ullapool W Ross
  • The Community Centre Tulloch St, Dingwall
  • The Deli on The Square Beauly
  • The Emporium Bookshop 11 High St, Cromarty
  • The Highland Bookshop 60 High St, Ft William
  • The Hub Muir of Ord
  • The Pier Lochside, Lairg
  • Timespan Helmsdale
  • Ullapool Academy/Macphail Arts Centre
  • Ullapool Bookshop Quay St., Ullapool
  • Village Green Lochinver
  • Visit Scotland Argyle St, Ullapool
  • Visit Scotland High St, Aviemore

Islands, West & North

  • Acair Ltd Stornoway
  • An Buth Bheag Ferry Road, Kyle
  • An Crubh Camuscross, Isle of Skye
  • An Lanntair Kenneth St, Stornoway,
  • An Tobar Tobermory, Mull
  • Aros Viewfield Rd, Portree, Isle of Skye
  • Blue Shed Cafe Torrin, Isle of Skye
  • Café Arriba Portree, Isle of Skye
  • Calmac ferries
  • Carmina Gadelica Viewfield Road, Portree, Isle of Skye
  • Ceol na Mara Dunvegan, isle of Skye
  • Colonsay Book Shop
  • Hebridean Jewellery & Bookshop 63 Cromwell St, Stornoway
  • Isle of Eigg - various places
  • Mor Books and Windrush Café Studio Struan, Isle of Skye
  • Orkney Library & Archives 44 Junction Rd, Kirkwall
  • Pier Arts Centre Stromness, Orkney
  • Ravenspoint Kershader, Lochs, Isle of Lewis
  • Robertsons Coffee House Church St, St Margaret's Hope
  • Sabhal Mòr Ostaig Slèite, Isle of Skye
  • Shetland Arts Dev Mareel, Lerwick
  • Shetland Libraries
  • Sligachan Hotel and Seumas' Bar
  • Staffin Stores Stenscholl, Isle of Skye
  • Taigh Chearsabagh Lochmaddy, North Uist
  • The Islands Book Trust Kershader, Isle of Lewis
  • The Shetland Times Bookshop 71-79 Commercial St, Lerwick
  • Visit Scotland 20 Cromwell St, Stornoway
  • Visit Scotland Kirkwall
  • Visit Scotland Portree
  • West Highland College Portree
  • Western Isles Libraries 19 Cromwell St, Stornoway

Aberdeenshire

  • Aberdeen City Libraries
  • Aberdeenshire Libraries
  • Alford Community Complex
  • Angus Libraries West High Street
  • Banff Castle & Community Arts
  • Baxters Fochabers
  • Better Read Books Ellon
  • Blackwell’s Old Aberdeen, Aberdeen
  • Books & Beans 12 Belmont St, Aberdeen
  • Costa Coffee Elgin
  • Elgin Library
  • Findhorn Foundation Phoenix and Café, Universal Hall
  • Hammerton Store 333 Gt Western Rd, Aberdeen
  • Horizon Forres Business Park
  • Kelpie Studio 8 Harbour St, Port Eroll, Cruden Bay
  • Kings Bookshop 91 Main Street, Callander
  • Lemon Tree 5 West North St, Aberdeen
  • Logie Steading Bookshop Dunphail, Forres
  • Meffan Institute 20 W High St, Forfar
  • Mercat Bookshop 45 Castle St, Aberdeen
  • Milton Art Gallery Milton of Crathes, Banchory
  • Mither Tongue Shop Keith
  • Montrose Library 214 High St
  • Moray Arts Centre Findhorn
  • Nairn Community & Arts Centre
  • Nairn Library
  • Newton Dee Café Newton Dee Village, Bieldside, Aberdeen
  • Orbs Bookshop 33a Deveron St, Huntly
  • Spindrift Studio 8b Quayside, The Marina, Banff
  • Symposium Coffe Shop Ellon
  • The Bakehouse Findhorn Village
  • The Bookshop Murtle Estate, Bieldside, Aberdeen
  • The Loft Bistro and Venue E. Grange Farm, Kinloss
  • The Nairn Bookshop 97 High St, Nairn
  • Tomintoul Visitor Centre
  • T-Potters Café 2 Westport, Arbroath
  • Turiff Library
  • University of Aberdeen School of Lang & Lit, Old Aberdeen
  • Woodend Barn Burn o’Bennie, Banchory
  • Yeadons of Banchory 20 Dee St, Banchory
  • Yeadons of Elgin

South

  • AK Bell Library York Place, Perth
  • Argyll & Bute Libraries
  • Atkinson-Pryce Books 27 High St, Biggar
  • Birnam Arts Centre Station Road, Birnam, Dunkeld
  • Byre Theatre Abbey St, St Andrews
  • Corbenic Camphill Community Trochry, Perthshire
  • Dundee Contemporary Arts 152 Nethergate
  • East Lothian Libraries Library HQ, Dunbar Road, Haddington
  • Ewart Libraries Catherine Street, Dumfries
  • Far from the Madding Crowd 20 High St, Linlithgow
  • Giraffe Café 51-3 South Street, Perth
  • Gracefield Arts Centre Dumfries
  • J&G Innes Bookseller 107 South St, St Andrews
  • John Muir Trust Pitlochry
  • Kesley’s Bookshop 29 Market Street, Haddington
  • Mainstream Trading Main St, St. Boswells, Roxburghshire
  • Midlothian Council Libraries HQ 2 Clerk Street, Loanhead
  • Prestongrange Museum Morrison's Haven, Prestonpans
  • Stirling Libraries Library HQ, Borrowmeadow Road, Stirling
  • Strathearn Community Campus Pittenzie Road, Crieff
  • The Buccleuch Centre Langholm, Dumfries & Galloway
  • The Forest Bookstore 26 Market Place, Selkirk,
  • The Tolbooth & Albert Hall Jail Wynd, Stirling
  • The Watermill Mill St, Aberfeldy
  • Topping & Co 7 Greyfriars Garden, St Andrews
  • University of Dundee School of Humanities, Dundee
  • University of St Andrews School of English
  • University of Stirling Dept. of English Studies

Edinburgh

  • Amnesty Bookshop 12 Roseneath St, Marchmont
  • Blackwells Bookshop 53-9 South Bridge
  • Blood Donor Centre 41 Lauriston Place
  • City Arts Centre 2 Market Street
  • Edinburgh Bookshop 219 Bruntsfield Place
  • Edinburgh College of Art Lauriston Place
  • Edinburgh University Library
  • Elephant House Café 21 George IV Bridge
  • Filmhouse 88 Lothian Road
  • Golden Hare Books 68 St Stephen St
  • McNaughton's Bookshop
  • Out of the Blue 36 Dalmeny St
  • Oxfam Bookshop 210 Morningside Rd
  • Oxfam Bookshop 25 Raeburn Place, Stockbridge
  • Peter Green & Co Wine Merchants 37 Warrender Park Rd
  • Scottish Poetry Library 5 Crichtons Close, Canongate
  • St Margaret's House 151 London Rd
  • Summerhall by East Meadows
  • The Forest 141 Lauriston Place
  • The Fruitmarket Gallery Market Street
  • Word Power 43-5 W. Nicolson St

Glasgow

  • An Leanag 22 Mansefuield St
  • Café Hula 321 Hope Street
  • Caledonia Books 483 Gt Western Rd
  • Centre for Contemporary Arts 350 Sauchiehall St
  • Conservatoire 100 Renfrew St
  • Gallery of Modern Art Royal Exchange Square
  • Mitchell Library North St
  • Mono King’s Court, 10 King St
  • Òran Mòr 731 Gt. Western Road
  • Oxfam Books 330 Byres Road
  • Oxfam Books 437 Victoria Rd
  • The Piping Centre 30 McPhater St
  • University of Strathclyde English Studies, 26 Richmond St
  • University of Glasgow ASLS, 7 University Gardens
  • WASPS The Briggait, 141 The Bridgegate

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