Northern Stories Festival

I will be taking part in the Northern Stories Festival at Lyth Arts Centre at the beginning of October.

The Northern Stories Festival is a spectacular celebration of the stories of the Far North of Scotland, taking place across Caithness.

I will be speaking about my book “Daughters of the North: Jean Gordon and Mary, Queen of Scots”, with a focus on the latter part of Jean’s life when she was Countess of Sutherland. I’m really looking forward to sharing some of the less well-known stories from her life, including the feuds between the Earls of Caithness and Sutherland, and the intricate and fascinating history of her time in the Far North. There are stories of bloodfeuds, clan battles, poisoning plots, dramatic escapes, family drama and so much more.

publicity image for Jennifer Morag Henderson in conversation at the Northern Stories Festival

Jennifer Morag Henderson in conversation, at Pultneytown People’s Project, Huddart Street, Wick. Friday 7th October 6:30-7:30pm. Tickets are free but booking is essential:

I am also doing a second, special event, “The Secret History of Sinclair-Girnigoe”, an immersive guided story walk at Castle Sinclair-Girnigoe in Wick, on Saturday 8th from 11am-12noon. The castle is the site of many stories from “Daughters of the North”. The meeting point for the walk is Noss Head Lighthouse Car Park. Please note that the ground may be wet and uneven so please wear sensible shoes and wrap up warm. Again this event is free but booking is essential – and I understand that there are very limited spaces left:

I will also be returning to Caithness at the end of October for the John O Groats book festival – details to follow.

And a final reminder that this weekend, Sunday 25th September, I will be speaking at the Tidelines Book Festival in Irvine, where I will be in conversation with Clare Hunter about all things Mary, Queen of Scots

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