Publication week

My new book “Daughters of the North: Jean Gordon and Mary, Queen of Scots” is officially published this Thursday, 17th March. People who have pre-ordered copies are starting to receive them already. Because of covid, there will be no public launch on Thursday, but I do have some special events planned, both in-person and online. … More Publication week

Jean Gordon in History Scotland magazine

The new issue of History Scotland magazine is in shops now – it includes my article on Jean Gordon, and Jean is on the cover! You can buy the magazine at any good newsagent, or online via the History Scotland website: My article is about Jean’s control of the business of salt-making in Brora … More Jean Gordon in History Scotland magazine

Wardlaw Mausoleum

I visited Wardlaw Mausoleum this weekend, as part of the research for my commission for the Spirit of the Highlands project at Inverness Castle. The Mausoleum was built in 1634 as the burial place for the Lovat Frasers, and is perhaps most associated these days with the ‘Old Fox’ – the Lord Lovat of the … More Wardlaw Mausoleum