Cuthbert of Castlehill: from the Battle of Culloden to the French Revolution

I’m very pleased to have a feature article in today’s Press & Journal newspaper, about my research into Cuthbert of Castlehill. I have been researching Cuthbert, or Colbert, for some time, and, as you can tell from the headline alone, he led a fascinating life. As the article explains, I have been invited to present … More Cuthbert of Castlehill: from the Battle of Culloden to the French Revolution

Bonfire Night – #TBT

A #ThrowbackThursday post to an article I wrote a few years ago about Bonfire Night: “How God gave a small Scottish town advance notice of the Gunpowder Plot” – what’s the link between Dornoch and Guy Fawkes? You can still read the full article online by following this link: https://www.thenational.scot/news/15640739.how-god-gave-a-small-scottish-town-advance-notice-of-the-gunpowder-plot/ And my original blog post … More Bonfire Night – #TBT

Word Off the Street

Next Saturday, 24th October, I will be taking part in an online session to showcase the launch of the new issue of Northwords Now magazine. The launch is part of Dingwall’s “Word on the Street” book festival, which this year is reimagined online as “Word Off the Street”. You can check out the full programme, … More Word Off the Street

Return to the Archives

This week, I returned to the Highland Archive Centre for the first time since lockdown. To research the biography and non-fiction that I write, I often use archives and libraries to look at original documents and reference books. Obviously all of these places have been closed over the last few months due to the coronavirus … More Return to the Archives