There are some books that you read and enjoy but they don’t leave a long lasting impression. Whereas, other books seem to grab me, shake me about a bit and promise to never leave my side. I know there are many posts around this time of year with their ‘books… more

I wasn’t born in Leith. I am what my mum used to call a ‘pinned on’ Leither. I may be associated with the port just outside Edinburgh through my dad and the lineage from his side of the family but my mum was from well beyond the south side of… more

We all know the stories of old. Vikings landing on our shores. Long ships filling harbours with strong, bold men as they step onto land with one thing on their mind. The villages and towns they visit are never quite the same after they leave, their parting gifts of death… more