30 years ago Faultline was a grassroots reaction to the tartan and shortbread imagery of the arts in Highland. The festival produced an eclectic mix of visual arts, comedy, theatre and music. It showcased local talent along with artists from further afield and inspired more than a few locals to forge a career in the creative arts.
This year Faultline is back with a weekend of culture, to celebrate the phenomenon of what was achieved with minimal funding and to bask in the warm glow of memories from those DIY days.
In 1986 Shock of the North, the bands night, took place in the Ice Rink and featured The Proclaimers, along with Evil Honky Stomp, Make my Day and Cooks of Kindness.
On 4 November 2016 AFTERSHOCK is the new bands night. The Lush Rollers, Stetsonhead, The White House Tapes, and Hamish MacDonald all have some connection with the original Faultline, and will be joined at the Ironworks by Sara Bills & the Hasbeens, Iain McLaughlin & the Outsiders, and James Mackenzie.