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David Ross, author of Highland Herald, will be at Pitlochry Winter Words Festival on 17.02.19

David Ross, author of Highland Herald, will be at Pitlochry Winter Words Festival on 17.02.19
17 February 2019

From 1988 to 2017 David Ross was the Highland Correspondent of The Herald. His patch stretched from the Mull of Kintyre in the south to the Shetland island of Unst in the north; and from St. Kilda, in the west, to the whisky country of Speyside in the east.

David helped the first community land buyout in modern times in Assynt, covered in-depth, the anti-toll campaign on the Skye Bridge, along with the efforts to save Gaelic and protect ferry services. 

From the fight against a nuclear waste dump in Caithness to plans to remove half a mountain on the island of Harris, join David as, through the pages of Highland Herald, he reflects on the important issues which affected the Highlands and Islands during his time of coverage. He also tells how his late father-in-law, the Gaelic poet Sorley MacLean, helped him through the years. He had never written in depth about Sorley when he was alive, as it would have been ‘excruciatingly embarrassing for both of us’, but does so now.

Date: 17.02.19

Time: 10.00am

Venue: Pitlochry Festival Theatre

Tickets: £8.50

Visit the Winter Words website for more details.