I have a flurry of bookish events coming up in the next fortnight, in Falkland, Kilmartin, Skye, Glasgow, Golspie, Inverness and St Andrews, so I hope to see some of you at some of them. It has to be said, this is an awkward moment for the car to die - but that won't stop me!
I'm particularly looking forward to being in Kilmartin Glen this weekend - the museum there is my favourite museum in Scotland, and the glen is full of the most fascinating traces of past lives, including the mysterious cup and ring stones.
Friday 21 February - Falkland Centre for Stewardship, Fife, a workshop with school children
Saturday 22 - reading and discussing my bear novels, Bear Witness and The Last Bear, Kilmartin Glen Literary Festival (see here)
Sunday 23 February - talk about the Tree Alphabet and tree poems from Into the Forest, Kilmartin Glen Literary Festival
Tuesday 25 February - reading from Into the Forest with Rody Gorman and Maoilios Caimbeul, Skye Reading Room, 7pm Skeabost Hotel (see here)
Monday 3 March - Glasgow University environmental careers event, 4pm
Thursday 6 March - celebrating World Book Day with tree poetry at Golspie, 9.30-12.30 am
Thursday 6 March - poetry workshop at Eden Court, Inverness 7-9pm
Sunday 9 March - StAnza Festival event, a poetry tour of Scotland, Byre Theatre, St Andrews, 3.30-4.30pm