Tag: Cairngorms

The Living Mountain Conversations

The Living Mountain Conversations

Since November of last year, Scottish musician and artist, Jenny Sturgeon, has been in conversation with artists, writers and ecologists about Nan Shepherd’s The Living Mountain. The result is The Living Mountain Conversations, a series of podcasts now available on iTunes and Spotify. Listen in each week as Jenny chats with her guests about Nan …

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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Nan Shepherd was one of Scotland’s best known poets and writers, but her masterpiece The Living Mountain languished unpublished in a drawer and she died before it became successful.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

Behind the hill is sorcery: belated insight into Nan Shepherd

Behind the hill is sorcery: belated insight into Nan Shepherd

Review: Into The Mountain: A Life Of Nan Shepherd, by Charlotte Peacock STUART KELLY Published: 12:19 Thursday 26 October 2017 The Scotsman The image of Nan Shepherd which now graces a £5 bank note is a curious one. She looks as if she is in fancy-dress as a Native American, or a flapper more concerned …

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Who is Nan Shepherd?

Who is Nan Shepherd?

Review by Ian MacLeod for Waterstones, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow Into the Mountain: A Life of Nan Shepherd by Charlotte Peacock Who is Nan Shepherd? Robert Burns is on our Sterling £10 note, Jane Austen on the old lady of Threadneedle Street’s. When Anna ‘Nan’ Shepherd was unveiled as the face of the new blue five in …

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Nan Shepherd : a secretive scent

Nan Shepherd : a secretive scent

‘…juniper is secretive with its scent. it has an odd habit of dying in patches, and when a dead branch is snapped, a spicy odour comes from it. I have carried a piece of juniper wood for months, breaking it afresh now and then to renew the spice’. Nan Shepherd,  The Living Mountain.  Juniper is …

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