2020 Book Review

Welcome to my Book Review of 2020. Here are a few of the books I read and enjoyed in the last year and which I would recommend. I don’t usually keep a note of books I’ve read but in 2019 I was a judge for the Saltire Literary Awards, which had a big impact on … More 2020 Book Review

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

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