Book Week Scotland 2013

With Book Week Scotland 2013 well and truly underway, there are events happening all over the country, to draw attention to books and to generate wider interest in the joys of experiencing a good book. Ribbon of Wildness has been invited to deliver two presentations, which are open to the public - just turn up and enjoy the show, and you will be made most welcome:

Penicuik Library - Tuesday 26th November @ 7.30

Cumbernauld Library - Thursday 28th November @ 7.00

John Muir Centenary Scotland: The Book

Nature`s Peace: A Celebration of Scotland`s Watershed poses the most evocative and colourful of journeys along the entire spine of Scotland. As a huge collaborative effort involving over 50 talented and generous photographers, the 200 images within the book take the reader on a spectacular visual experience that is very much in the spirit of John Muir.

Obtain Your Copy of Nature`s Peace Before it Appears in the Shops

`Walking the Spine of Scotland` is the theme of the talk that the author will be giving on Thursday 31st October at 7.30 in Laggan Village Hall (Speyside). This is an open event organised by the Laggan Heritage Trust, so members of the public will be made most welcome.

The photographs for the presentation will be drawn largely from the new and immensely colourful Nature`s Peace collection. A few additional local Watershed scenes have also been added, in order to enhance local interest.

Wild Space Venue for the Launch of Nature`s Peace

Nature`s Peace: A Celebration of Scotland`s Watershed was launched to an enthusiastic audience at the John Muir Trust`s Wild Space in Pitlochry, on Saturday 19th October. This, the third book in the Ribbon of Wildness trilogy, is a full colour volume, containing over 200 hundred photographs, generously provided by some 55 photographers from all over Scotland, and beyond.

Front Cover for `Nature`s Peace`

This evocative image is the front cover of the forthcoming Nature`s Peace: A Celebration of Scotland`s Watershed, due to be launched at the John Muir Trust`s Wild Space on 19th October. Available shortly thereafter, in a bookshep near you.

"Peter Wright has created a landmark in the ever growing library of books about the landscapes of Scotland". Stuart Brooks

Fundraising Talk With Borders Exploration Group for Malawi 2014

Midlem Village Hall will be the place to head for on Friday 18th October. The Borders Exploration Group is holding a fundraising event for it`s Malawi venture which takes place next year. Tickets cost £10 for this exciting opportunity to see the new Ribbon of Wildness presentation based round just some of the photographs in the Nature`s Peace collection. Supper is included in the price - contact 07885 7818857. Event starts at 7.30.

Launch of Nature`s Peace is Near

With some fifty different  photographers having generously provided images for Nature`s Peace, this highly original perspective on the landform and wonderful landscapes of Scotland, is nearing publication by Luath Press. Full title: Nature`s Peace - a Celebration of the Landscapes of Scotland, it will be a fitting addition to Year of Natural Scotland, and provide an evocative part in marking the John Muir Centenary, in the year ahead.

Something to Talk About

The great appeal of a colourful, informative and inspiring talk event continues to attract much demand. Recent talks have incuded receptive audiences in organisations as varied as National Trust for Scotland local Member Centres, Probus and Rotary Clubs, climbng and walking clubs, The Saltire Society, an SWRI, a Windfarm Campaign Group, and in a Retirement Village.

Windfarms on the Watershed

Picking up on the comments made in the second and subsequent print-runs of Ribbon of Wildness on the subject of Windfarms on the Watershed, a growing file on the subject is now being collated. Any contributions of information about these, at whatever stage of development or construction, would be much appreciated.

Date set for the Launch of Nature`s Peace

The eagerly awaited third book in the series is due to be published on or about Friday 11th October. This will mark a big milestone in what has been an immense collaborative effort. Over fifty tallented and generous photogrpahers from all over Scotland, including the northern Isles, kindly provided the majority of the photographs which will appear on Nature`s Peace: The Watershed of Scotland - A Celebration.

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