Amazon. I hope you all enjoy it. If you would like a signed copy get in touch.
As well as the book launch we had a great debate about reintroducing bears (and wolves and lynx) back to the Scottish Highlands. We heard inspiring talks and readings from Roy Dennis (who
reintroduced red kites and sea eagles and has brought red squirrels
north to Dundonnell), Jim Crumley (author of The Last Wolf), David
Hetherington (who did his PhD on the reintroduction of lynx to
Scotland) and Mark Foxwell (who talked about the Scottish Wildlife
Trust's reintroduction trial of beavers). It was soon clear that a future where bears, wolves and lynx roam wild in Scotland again is not just fiction, it's within the
realms of possibility.
There seems to be a real willingness to share the land with all the
other animals that are native to here and I found it really exciting
to see the enthusiasm for returning bears to
Scotland. Here's some BBC coverage: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-22280586.
The first reviews of Bear Witness are starting to appear. The Scotsman's review called it 'lyrical and tight'. Jason Donald calls it 'Passionate and subversive, with a poet's touch...'
I'll be signing them at the Made in Assynt Craft Fair in Lochinver on Friday 3 May (10-4) and there will be another launch event at Waterstones on Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, on Thursday 16 May at 6.30pm..