• Alistair Braidwood

Walk Out To Winter: The SWH! Podcast Talks To John D. Burns...



For the latest SWH! podcast we welcome back writer John D. Burns to talk about his latest book, Wild Winter - In Search of Nature in Scotland's Mountain Landscape.


Originally proposed as an account of Winter in the wilds of Scotland, the arrival of the COVID 19 pandemic threw those plans into disarray and the result is a very different book than the one John intended, but it's one which captures the relationship between man and the natural world in a manner which is entirely relatable, and in many ways comforting.


The conversation touches on John's desire to learn more about the flora and fauna of Scotland, the creatures he encounters on his travels, the excitement and wonder of such interactions, the precarious balance between our urban and rural spaces, and the unsettling experience of being asked to lockdown.


You can order a copy of Wild Winter - In Search of Nature in Scotland's Mountain Landscape from Vertebrate Publishing.


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We will continue to bring you many and varied SWH! podcasts over the coming weeks and months in 2021.


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