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`Not a One Man Band Show. . .`

Yes, the Watershed is catching - it is highly infectious. And the evidence for this is that a number of people have indicated that they have caught the bug in one way or another. So do listen-up for some interesting, inspiring stories over the next year or more.

Meantime though, there are three specific things that the eager and willing could do to help with promoting awareness of the Watershed and its` immense qualities.  

Watershed Information Panels

In Big Demand

Schedule of Forthcoming Talks, Events and Signings

Events to date:   82

83.  May  1   North Lanarkshire Council - core paths event       Airdrie

Excellent BBC News Broadcast

Following the very well presented article by Chris Townsend in TGO, and the `Prize Book` Review in Scottish Wildlife, BBC Radio Scotland did a fine piece on 14th April (see link). This focused on the novelty of the Watershed, its distinctive character, and on its` potential as a long-distance route.

Latest Review and Prize Book in `Scottish Wildlife`

The March issue of Scottish Wildlife by SWT, contains another glowing review of Ribbon of Wildness.

Reviewer Eric Coull enthuses: `Ultimately this man and book could raise the profile of the Watershed and encourage others to view at least a few of the wondrous landscapes of Scotland whilst basking in their wildness`.

The book is on a special Readers` offer too, through this publication. It may be time limited, so don`t miss this opportunity - track down a copy - fast.

Talk at Newbattle Abbey College

Some 20 students and staff turned up to hear my talk at Newbattle the other day. This was a very special event for me, as this is my old College (1968-9), which set me on the road to a career in Youth Work. A truly inspiring place, which bills itself as Scotland`s `Life Changing College`. How very true.

Chris Townsend is thrilled by both the concept and content of RoW - read it in full in March issue of TGO

Chris Townsend was indulging himself in what he describes as a favourite hobby of browsing in a bookshop, when he chanced upon a copy of Ribbon of Wildness, and was immediately intrigued by it.

Of Talks, Conference and a Festival

The Linear Launch by Hill and Hall

Some of them set off by bike and boot the day before, in order to ensure that they were in place on time. Others ventured onto mooor and hill at crack of dawn. And so, on Sunday 5th Septembr, twelve small groups of intrepid supporters of Ribbon of Wildness made haste to their appointed hill and mountain tops, spread right along the Watershed of Scotland, from the English border to Duncansby Head.

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