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This pair of booklets tells the stories of the two very different men who founded the schools which today form Stewart’s Melville College in Edinburgh.
Cupar Old & St Michael of Tarvit Parish Church: the story of six hundred years (2015) explores the history of this historic Fife kirk in the context of events taking place in Scotland and beyond. For more information or to order a copy, contact Cupar Old Church.
War Classics: the remarkable memoir of Scottish scholar Christina Keith on the Western Front (The History Press, 2014) is now available to purchase via The History Press, Amazon, Waterstones and other websites, or you can order a copy directly from me.
It tells the story of a young academic from Thurso who travelled to France towards the end of the First World War as a lecturer with the army’s education scheme. Christina was part of the generation which pioneered higher education for women, and which was most affected by the war. The two themes of education and war intertwine through the book.
Christina writes with warmth and affection of her encounters with the troops, while her account of travelling across devastated battlefields is both vivid and moving. The book also includes letters written by her brother, David Barrogill Keith, from the Front.
Faith in a Crisis,famine, eviction and the church in North and South Uist (Islands Book Trust, 2012)
The story of three clergymen and their different churches during the mid-nineenth century famine and evictions in North and South Uist.
Dalmeny Church, faith, history and people (2010)
Commissioned by Dalmeny Kirk Session, this book considers the fascinating history, remarkable architecture and ongoing purpose of Scotland’s most complete Norman church.
St Cuthbert,the life of the saint (2009)
Commissioned by the charity The Friends of St Cuthbert’s, this book explores the legend and legacy of St Cuthbert, tracing his story from the hills near Melrose to the tidal island of Lindisfarne.