March 13th - 24th

The Friendly Festival

Lochwinnoch Writers

Diarmid MacArthur

Optician by day, author, musician, cook, competitive rower, railway modeller...

Diarmid and his family have lived just outside Lochwinnoch since 2000 and love being part of the village community. His first novel, “Archie Blue Sky” combines a gritty West of Scotland Detective story with a very grounded science fiction involvement. The next book, “Keeper of Souls” continues the story and he has already started the third, “The Man from Hoomp”. They are available to download or in paperback from Amazon, from the Scottish Design Exchange in Buchanan Galleries and from the author.

His greatest achievement, however (and in conjunction with his wife) is the production of two wonderful daughters - if only they’d read his books...