Sky Dance: Fighting for the Wild in the Scottish Highlands with John Burns
Date(s) - Friday, 8th November
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Five Leaves Bookshop
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John Burns is a mountaineer, actor and writer. For over 40 years John has walked and climbed the hills of Scotland whilst also making occasional trips to the Alps, the Pyrenes and the Canadian Rockies. An expert ice climber, he was also a member of the Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team, and has taken part in numerous rescues in the Highlands. More recently he has rediscovered his love for remote bothies (isolated mountain shelters) and regularly visits the wilder places of his Scottish home. In his first two bestselling books, The Last Hillwalker and Bothy Tales, John D. Burns invited readers to join him in the hills and wild places of Scotland. In Sky Dance, his new novel, he returns to that world to ask fundamental questions about how we relate to this northern landscape – while raising a laugh or two along the way. Anyone who has stood and gazed at the majesty of the Scottish mountains will know this place and want to return to it. Now, as wild land is threatened like never before, it’s time we asked ourselves what kind of future we want for the Highlands.
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