Putting the Story back into History

Making the case for stories set in Scotland: A wee guest post on a US blog. Thanks for hosting me, Simply Scottish!

The Simply Scottish Blog

A guest post by Barbara Henderson

We like our stories atmospheric in Scotland, and who can blame us? Brooding hills, crumbling castles, poetry and song are the very fabric of our nation – and we have a history to match!

In 2016, a small independent publishing house was founded on the Isle of Lewis, about as north-westerly as you can get and still belong to Scotland. Anne and Iain Glennie’s office overlooks the Atlantic and is minutes away from the Callanish Standing stones, but they had a different vision for their business: publish quality Scottish children’s fiction, particularly historical books for their yesteryear series.

I was their very first author signing.

Fast forward four years and Scottish publishing is bursting at the seams with creativity and innovation. Granted – the Covid-19 crisis is taking its toll with dips in both sales and literary events, but there is a reason Scotland…

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