The sun shone for the Cromarty launch in the Old Orchard of Bill Shackleton's humorous novel Kilts, Confetti and Conspiracy. In her introduction, Anne Short suggested that Cromarty residents could find certain similarities to people and places they knew. Purely coincidental, stated Bill in his reply, that the fictional town was known as St Regulus and featured such landmarks as its grassy links, Shore Street, Court House Museum, Carnegie Library, narrow vennels and merchants' fine houses— not to mention a main character by the name of the Reverend Archie McTaggart. After the formal proceedings, guests were able to buy copies of the book signed by Bill. Wine, nibbles and music by Rosemarie Hogg rounded off a pleasant afternoon.
The book is available in The Courthouse Museum shop and The Emporium.