May events: photos

Last week I did three talks, at the Highland Archive Centre in Inverness, for Haddo Arts at Haddo House in Aberdeenshire, and at the Aye Write book festival in Glasgow. After 2+ years of limited travel and few in-person events due to covid, it was great to see different places and people. Thank you very … More May events: photos

In-person talks in May

Tuesday 3rd May, 7pm – Highland Archive Centre, Inverness – “Using Archives in Writing”. Places are limited, please follow this link to book: Wednesday 4th May, 2pm – Haddo House, Aberdeenshire – “Daughters of the North“. For Haddo House information, and to book, use this link: Saturday 7th May, 1.15pm – Aye Write … More In-person talks in May

Inverness Castle: ‘Spirit of the Highlands’ project

For the last few months I have been working on my commission for the Spirit 360 project, part of the transformation of Inverness Castle. The castle was previously Inverness’ sheriff court, but is being transformed into a tourist destination. I have written two poems, along with completing supporting material such as audio, video and writer’s … More Inverness Castle: ‘Spirit of the Highlands’ project

new book published!

My new book “Daughters of the North: Jean Gordon and Mary, Queen of Scots” is now published and in the shops! “Mary, Queen of Scots’ marriage to the Earl of Bothwell is notorious. Less known is Bothwell’s first wife, Jean Gordon, who extricated herself from their marriage and survived the intrigue of the Queen’s court. … More new book published!