It’s finally here! Kellan’s long awaited new book The Wild Swimmer of Kintail will be published by Rymour Books this autumn.

Stay tuned for some exciting news!


If you would like Kellan to speak to or work with your business or organisation then please get in touch.

Kellan MacInnes has been climbing the Scottish mountains since he was a teenager.  A published writer, he is an acknowledged authority on mountaineering and Scotland in general.  Kellan also has wide experience of the issues around living with HIV including resilience, overcoming adversity, motivation and employability. Kellan is an articulate, unassuming, often humorous but at the same time inspirational speaker.

Since the publication of his first book Caleb’s List in 2013 Kellan MacInnes has appeared at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Tradfest, the Portobello Book Festival, the Leafing Through Natural Scotland Book Festival, Midfest, Previously (Scotland’s History Festival) and Stockfest.

Kellan has also appeared at the Borders Walking Festival as well speaking to the Milngavie Mountaineering Club, the Grampian Hillwalking Club and the Ochils Mountaineering Club. He has also spoken at events organised by the Colinton Lit, Edinburgh City Libraries, the National Collective and the Arran Antiquarians.

During lockdown Kellan was hard at work writing and researching his new book. He’s looking forward to giving talks, meeting readers and taking part in more events next year.

What audiences say about Kellan MacInnes author appearances and events:

“…excellent in every way”

“…hugely appreciated” 

“we thoroughly enjoyed your talk…” 

“…intrigued by the novelty of the subject”

 “…so interesting.”

Highlights from past events:



September 22nd 2018, 7pm: Kellan appeared at Bookends 2018 at the Victory Hall, Benderloch village near Oban.

February 19th 2018, 7.30pm: Kellan talked to the Edinburgh Writers Club about writing non-fiction.

November 2nd 2017: Kellan talked to Friends of the Pentlands about his first book Caleb’s List, Climbing the Scottish Mountains Visible from Arthur’s Seat.

August 17th 2017, 6-8pm: Kellan appeared at Blackwell’s Writers at the Fringe part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.


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May 31st 2017, 6pm: Meet the Author and Book Signing at Picaresque Books, 55 High Street, Dingwall, IV15 9HL. Free event.

June 1st 2017, 7.30pm: Kellan talked about The Making of Mickey Bell at Aviemore Community Centre, Muirton, Aviemore, PH22 1SF. Free event.

April 10th 2017, 2.30pm: Kellan talked about The Making of Mickey Bell at Oban Library, 77 Albany Street, Oban,  PA34 4AL.Free event.

March 21st 2017, 7.30pm, Glen Mhor Hotel, 7-17 Ness Bank, Inverness IV2 4SG: Kellan discussed his debut novel The Making of Mickey Bell at the Highland Literary Salon. Free event.

March 9th 2017, 6-7.15pm, The Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow G3 7DN: Kellan took part in the Scottish Writers’ Centre SpeakEasy at Aye Write! 2017. Free Event.

March 12th 2017, 6-8pm, The Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow G3 7DN: Kellan took part in Sudden Fame at Aye Write! 2017. Free Event.

Wednesday 9 November 2016: Kellan discussed his new novel The Making of Mickey Bell at the Colinton Literary Society in Edinburgh.

Saturday 24 September 2016 7pm-1am: Book Launch Party for The Making of Mickey Bell


Pics from the book launch of The Making of Mickey Bell…



Sunday 12 June 2016 at 2pm: Kellan talked about his first book Caleb’s List at The Sheep Heid Inn, 43 The Causeway, Edinburgh, EH15 3QA. This event wasd part of LEAP Scotland’s Festival Fortnight.

Saturday 5 March 2016: Kellan talking to the Saltire Society in Edinburgh.

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Kellan talking to the Saltire Society in Edinburgh.

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Friday 20 November 2015: Kellan was the after dinner speaker at a meeting of the Cairngorm Club in Aberdeen.




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