Caithness Broch Project

I have a new blog piece up on the Caithness Broch Project website, about my book “Daughters of the North: Jean Gordon and Mary, Queen of Scots” and what the ‘destructive genius’ of Robert Gordon (Jean’s son) meant for the history of Caithness.

Caithness Broch Project logo

Go to this link to read the blog – and do take the time to check out the rest of their site. The Caithness Broch Project is a fantastic idea, which I’ve been following for some years. They are a Scottish charity, dedicated to the promotion, preservation and conservation of Caithness archaeology and heritage sites – and they are going to build a broch.

image of the cover of my book "Daughters of the North: Jean Gordon and Mary, Queen of Scots"

“Daughters of the North” is structured in two parts: the first focuses on Jean’s life when she was at the court of Mary, Queen of Scots, and the second looks more closely at Jean’s life in the north of Scotland. Many of the stories in the book, especially from the Far North, are not well known – though I think they should be. I really enjoyed heading up to Caithness for the Northern Stories Festival earlier this month, and on 29th and 30th October I will be back up north to speak about my books at the John O’Groats Book Festival. I hope to see people there for more interesting conversations about Caithness history!

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