Other Tales

Journalism

I have had features in magazines and newspapers including The Guardian, The Guardian Weekly, Woman Alive, The National, The Author, BBC Countryfile Magazine and several websites.

A selection:

Scottish Mountaineer: The Cobbler Code p 84

MapGazing for WalkHighlands

October for the LandLines Project

Glen Banchor for Elsewhere: A Journal of Place

The Guardian:  Why I challenged my sons to a week of computer games.

The National: The voices of change and the legacy of partition in Merryn Glover’s A House Called Askival

Poetry

I have always written poetry and occasionally get it published.

Northwords Now: Driving Lesson

Video recording of Loch Insh Birds

Childrens

I contributed the poem Rainbows to Stay at Home! Poems and Prose for Children in Lockdown a free anthology published by Cranachan Books during Covid 2020.

Blogging

In my role as Writer in Residence for the Cairngorms National Park in 2019 I started a regular blog about my life and writing in this unique environment: Writing the Way It still comes out once a month.

While travelling around the world with my husband and sons for seven months in 2011/2012, I wrote a blog Around the World in Eighty Wickets.  It’s all about family life on the road through India, Nepal, Australia and South Africa‚Ķ with a cricket bat.

Documentary

In 2000, after several years of work in Nepal, I co-wrote the script for a documentary, Sunshine in the Shadows, about development work in a remote region.

Reminiscence & Life-Story            

I have been involved in a number of projects drawing out the memories and life-stories of others and then crafting these into a finished piece for the teller to share with family and friends.  In 1996 I compiled and edited a collection of these stories from elderly people in central Scotland into the anthology I Remember Sunny Days. 

Reviews

I have written reviews of fiction for Northwords Now.

Spiritual Journaling

I lead retreat days in the ancient practice of keeping a diary of the spiritual life.