We are delighted to announce that Elspeth Turner and Donald Smith will be with us at Mainstreet on Wed 25thJuly talking about their new book, Tweed Dales.
Tweed Dales, delves into the history, stories and folklore of the Scottish Borders, shining a new light on the culture of our area. Six journeys take the reader from the Eildon Hills to Tweeddale, from Kelso to Gala Water, Ettrick and Teviotdale. The long history of the Borders and their unique culture is evoked through key personalities, events, stories and folklore.
Complete with driving instructions and directions, the book is a travelogue, expressed through story, poetry and song, set against the landscape, in a previously unexplored way. Whether by foot, bike, bus, armchair or car, this book is your perfect travelling companion.
DONALD SMITH a storyteller, novelist and playwright and founding Director of the Scottish Storytelling Centre. He is currently Director of Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland.
ELSPETH TURNER grew up in the Scottish Borders. She held a senior lectureship in Economic and Social History at the University of Edinburgh and is returning in retirement to these and other storytelling roots.