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Author Merryn Glover with man and stack of books in a bookshop

Posted on 24th April, 2023

Hidden Fires on Tour

Last week was a whirlwind mini book tour for The Hidden Fires around central Scotland and I’m only just catching my breath and catching up …

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Cover image from The Creative Penn Podacast episode on Writing Nature Memoir. Shows typewriter with plants growing out of it.

Posted on 10th April, 2023

On Nature Writing for The Creative Penn Podcast

  I first met Joanna Penn ten years ago at a course in Inverness set up by Peter Urpeth of what was HiArts and then …

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Cover of The Hidden Fires: A Cairngorms Journey with Nan Shepherd

Posted on 31st March, 2023

The Hidden Fires Reviews & Features

To see what others have said about The Hidden Fires, follow the links below. If you’ve read it, please do add your own review on …

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The view to the Cairngorms across Loch Morlich. Photo: Merryn Glover

Posted on 23rd March, 2023

Snow Walk in the Cairngorms

The view to the Cairngorms across Loch Morlich My March article for the Guardian Country Diary charts a snowy walk up a northern spur of …

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Merryn Glover with binoculars in the Cairngorm mountains

Posted on 12th March, 2023

The Courage to Follow Nan Shepherd

…a lantern, floating and filled with light. Perhaps it is what Shepherd meant when she said, ‘[O]ne walks the flesh transparent.’ – This article first …

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Jean Roger and Nan Shepherd sitting on the grass on a hillwalk

Posted on 8th March, 2023

Nan Shepherd’s Legacy for Women

Jean Roger (L) with Nan Shepherd (R) on a hillwalk in 1944. Photo: JG Roger International Women’s Day is a good opportunity to remember Nan …

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Corona on River Spey in snowy landscape

Posted on 7th January, 2023

New Year’s Day Walk up Creag Dhubh

My New Year piece for the Guardian Country Diary captured a winter walk up Creag Dhubh – The Black Crag – above Newtonmore. You can …

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Merryn Glover at the Chapel of the Swans. Photo: Andrew Cawley

Posted on 11th May, 2022

Chapel of the Swans

On a knoll at the northern end of Loch Insh in Badenoch stands a beautiful little white church with a long history and several names. …

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Posted on 27th April, 2022

Scots & Gaelic Words in Merryn’s Writing

Here’s a (growing) list of Scots and Gaelic words that appear in my writing and sometimes baffle folks from other parts. If you discover more …

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