Tweed Dales: Journeys and Evocations

Tweed Dales: Journeys and Evocations

by Donald Smith, Elspeth Turner

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Overview

An exploration of the Scottish Borders, Tweed Dales covers six journeys spanning from the Eildon Hills to Tweeddale, Kelso to Gala Water, Ettrick to Teviotdale. The long history of the Borders and their unique culture is evoked through key personalities, events, stories and folklore. Both accomplished storytellers, Donald and Elspeth spin the magic of the stories of Borders history with passion and vitality.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781912387182
Publisher: Luath Press Limited
Publication date: 01/08/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
File size: 22 MB
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About the Author

ELSPETH TURNER grew up in the Scottish Borders. She held a senior lectureship in Economic and Social History at the University of Edinburgh and is returning in retirement to these and other storytelling roots after career shifts to facilitate equal access to higher education for school leavers – she was the first Director of Lothians Equal Access Programme for Schools – and later to work as researcher and co-author in the field of Children's Rights with her husband, the late Stewart Asquith. She latterly worked for the Scottish Funding Council and lives in Edinburgh.

DONALD SMITH is a storyteller, novelist and playwright and founding Director of the Scottish Storytelling Centre. He was also a founder of the National Theatre of Scotland, for which he campaigned over a decade. Smith’s non-fiction includes three previous Journeys and Evocations, co-authored with Stuart McHardy, Freedom and Faith on the Independence debate, and Pilgrim Guide to Scotland which recovers the nation’s sacred geography. Donald Smith has written a series of novels, most recently Flora McIvor. He is currently Director of Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland.

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