The Royal Scottish Navy

I’ve started to research the navel activity during the Stuart Kings as it was a time of expanding trade and am enjoying it immensely. Irritatingly, the first thing I have come across is the cause […]

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An Eiggy tale reworked

A Scottish story idea.

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The Cave Burning

A Highland squabble.

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The last Jacobite

Why I won’t write Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Glasgow wife, Clementina Walkinshaw’s story

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A Royal Stuart story line from Glasgow

People ask where I find stories and the answer is they find me. I’ve talked already about my interest in the Stuarts and in order to justify something in Bubbles in the Cauldron, I turned […]

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How I found Shadows in the Veldt

How I found Shadows in the Veldt

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A diamond necklace of stories

After 1820 I am turning to my old discipline, the mining business, and the rush of discoveries in the late nineteenth century. One mineral which has romantic overtones is diamonds and the records of the […]

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The Stuarts

The attraction of writing about the expansion of trade and exploration during the time of the Stuart kings.

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Darien

A brief look at the Darien adventure of the ordinary Scots.

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