Move aside Robert Burns, it’s time to celebrate Scotland’s identity with a woman: Nan Shepherd

‘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

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…