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Here is another image from the collection - Loch Skeen from the hills above, on a bright warm sunny day . . .

As reported in my previous bulletin, a team of some 30 very generous and tallented photographers are currently taking and providing images for Nature`s Peace. This is a huge task, as there are over 170 specific locations that have been identified, which together will provide a good representation of the entire Watershed. Some of the photgraphs to be used are from...

Marking both the Year of Natural Scotland this year, and The John Muir centenary in 2014 are the key aims in producing this full colour hardback coffee-table volume. The book will take the reader on an inspiring imagined journey from the the border with England to Unst in Shetland, by way of Duncansby Head. The wonderful collection of photographs which are being so generously provided by a...

Sourcing all of the 170 - 180 images that are needed in order to do justice to the full spectrum of the Watershed, as it will be presented and celebrated in Nature`s Peace, provides budding photographers with a great opportunity to contribute to a book which will play a significant part in the John Muir Centenary. If you have a high res camera, really know how to use it, and can create...

With a target for publication in September of this year, Nature`s Peace is progressing well. As a full-colour hardback volume, it will provide a dramatic celebration of the landscapes of the Watershed of Scotland. It will add to the many events and ways in which the Year of Natural Scotland is being marked throughout the country.

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Great news: Ribbon of Wildness - Discovering the Watershed of Scotland is now available on Kindle, go to  http://amzn.to/YruXea. The price for this version is £7.99.

Chris Townsend has a keen following for his regular slot in TGO, for his own books and articles on megga backpacking treks on this and other continents, for various broadcasts in the popular media on outdoor matters, and for the inspiration that this has all brought to many avid readers. So it comes as a great pleasure to read in the January...

As yet more people hear of the very simple concept, and immense qualities of the Watershed in our landscapes, the clamour of interest grows inexorably. And so, with the final talk of 2012, to the Edinburgh Branch of the Saltire Society, as slide followed slide upon the screen, the enthusiastic reception was keen.The audience brought their passion for all things Scottish of...

Not content with two books on the Ribbon of Wildness (Watershed of Scotland) theme, a third is now under-way. The contract with Luath Press now hangs proudly above the author`s desk, and acts a reminder that there is a tight schedule and a lot of expectation.
The working title is `Landscapes of Delight - Celebrating the Wildness of the Watershed, for the John Muir Centenary`. But...

From the Corstorphine Literary and Geographical Society - first installment:

"Dear Mr Wright,

It was a pleasure to welcome you to the `Lit` on Monday evening, and I would like to thank you very much for giving us such an interesting and informative talk on the "Ribbon of Wildness". Your superb photography made us feel we were actualy...