Poetry fans will have the chance to hear from one of Scotland’s finest poets at a special event at Balloch Library this week.

On Wednesday, Kathleen Jamie will be reading from and discussing her award-winning collection of 51 poems, The Bonniest Companie.

The collection, written in 2014, the year of the Scottish independence referendum, examines Scotland and Kathleen’s place within it.

As well as exploring childhood memories she also turns her attention to the natural world and our place within it.

Commenting on the collection, Kathleen said: “2014 was a year of tremendous energy in my native Scotland, and knowing I wanted to embrace that energy and participate in my own way, I resolved to write a poem a week, and follow the cycle of the year.”

The Bonniest Companie was named Saltire Scottish Book of the Year in 2016 and on bestowing the award, the judges described the poems as “utterly relaxed and matter of fact, yet profound in their implications”.

As well as being a high regarded poet, Kathleen has also received praise for her non-fiction books Findings: Essays on the Natural and Unnatural World and its sequel Sightlines, a collection of essays interweaving personal history with her scrutiny of the landscape.

The event takes place from 7-9pm this Wednesday, April 11 and is free, but ticketed.

To register your interest in attending visit eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-bonniest-companie-with-kathleen-jamie-tickets-44019836516