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

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