Reflections on lockdown in Scotland

The Coronavirus pandemic has created global trauma: terrible loss of life, devastation to economies and destruction of jobs. In many countries lockdown has imposed extreme restrictions on our freedom – whether we are potentially infectious, or vulnerable, or neither. It has been a very blunt instrument. I am not persuaded that our UK governments’ response … Continued

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The origin of Rucksack Readers

Twenty years ago I abandoned a successful career in information technology and stumbled into guidebook publishing, a field I knew nothing about. The catalyst for this change was my first long walk, the West Highland Way. With a group of friends and two dogs, we had a wonderful time but were disappointed by the official … Continued