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Nan Shepherd: what shall be your badge?

Nan Shepherd: what shall be your badge?

‘What shall be your badge in the ever-living Wood of Caledon?’ asks Cuthbert Graham in the poem he wrote Nan Shepherd for her 86th birthday. The Scots Pine? Symbol of the untameable mountain? But there is more to Nan Shepherd than her hill book…

Wild Geese

Wild Geese

Nan Shepherd is most famous for The Living Mountain. Published here together for the first time is a collection of her other writing.

Nan Shepherd night

Nan Shepherd night

‘A strong, confident female voice being celebrated, read and enjoyed at events around the country with predominantly female speakers would be a welcome antidote to the heavily masculine Burns Night with its conspicuous array of male worthies’. Scottish identity can no longer be encompassed in one night nor expressed by one man.

Quiet influence: Nan Shepherd’s lonely uphill struggle

Quiet influence: Nan Shepherd’s lonely uphill struggle

The great celebrator of the Cairngorms has long been overlooked. Charlotte Peacock finally redresses the balance. Fiona Sampson The Spectator View of the Cairngorms National Park in Scotland (image: iStock) The Spectator, 6 January 2018, 9:00 AM ‘It’s a grand thing to get leave to live’, perhaps the most famous line Nan Shepherd wrote, is carved …

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Nan Shepherd on the tramp

Nan Shepherd on the tramp

Tomorrow at 3pm on BBC Radio 4’s Open Country, Helen Mark visits the Cairngorms in Scotland to find out why this landscape was an inspiration and a refuge for writer Nan Shepherd. Shepherd’s neglected book, The Living Mountain, has found new audiences with a resurgence in the popularity of nature writing in recent years and …

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Nan Shepherd: on the radio

Nan Shepherd: on the radio

Woman’s Hour Thursday 14 December Poet and writer Nan Shepherd: In the 1930’s Nan Shepherd was one of Scotland’s best known poets and writers, but her masterpiece The Living Mountain languished unpublished in a drawer and she died before it became successful. Jenni speaks to Charlotte Peacock who has written her biography about how the …

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Baltic night Charlotte Peacock talks on Nan Shepherd

Baltic night Charlotte Peacock talks on Nan Shepherd

The night of Charlotte Peacock‘s talk on Nan Shepherd was indeed ‘baltic’, as Bookmark owner Margery Marshall said. Despite that, well over a hundred people turned out to the event in Grantown on Spey. Writer and photographer Chris Townsend has written a post on his blog about the evening organised by The Bookmark which was the highlight …

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Tune in

Tune in

Tune in your digital radio to BBC Radio Scotland on Monday at 3.25 pm. Charlotte Peacock will be live on the Janice Forsyth show talking about Into the Mountain and reading an extract from the book. The programme will be available shortly after broadcast http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09dh9jy