How nature has colonised my notebooks as I’ve learnt more about the landscape and wildlife of the Cairngorms. A journey into observation.
The ospreys are back! It’s that exciting time of year in the Cairngorms when some of our most iconic species return for their summer breeding and the dawn chorus gets louder and longer each day. Spring is bursting at the seams, with lime green needles poking out on the larches, the willow catkins opening to […]
Friends and faithful readers of Writing the Way, I cannot tell you how happy I am to share this news with you. Below is today’s press release from Scottish independent publisher, *Polygon: FACT AND FICTION: TWO-BOOK DEAL FOR MERRYN GLOVER’S CAIRNGORMS Polygon, an imprint of Birlinn Limited, has signed Merryn Glover to a two-book deal […]
At the start of this year, I decided to embrace my term as Writer in Residence for the Cairngorms National Park as a kind of pilgrimage. Certainly, I would be covering a lot of ground delivering the project, and that has proved true, and fascinating. More significantly, I knew I would be on a personal […]
Losing my wallet was the last straw. The final sign, if any were needed, that what I was really losing was my marbles. It was the climax of a catalogue of cock-ups and memory lapses, of a comedy of errors that had been playing out for several weeks, but long since stopped being funny. I’d […]
It is the beginning of April and, here in the Cairngorms, the beginning of lambing. Everyone up here knows about the notorious ‘lambing snows’: that no matter how lovely the weather before-hand, the moment the next generation of sheep start to emerge, skinny and vulnerable, the snow will return. In my research for my second […]