Scottish by Inclination

I am so delighted to share some unusual book news! I will have an adult non-fiction title published. Scottish by Inclination is going to be published by Luath Press in June (which will mark the 5-year-anniversary of *that* referendum).

The draft cover of Scottish by Inclination

It is a celebration of EU immigration to Scotland: 30 episodic chapters, echoing my own 30 years in Scotland, interspersed with 30 profiles of other EU immigrants who, like me, have made Scotland their home. It feels to me like an important book – wherever you stood on the debate. I love that it amplifies voices which are not often heard.

Taking part in a demo against the use of EU citizens’ rights as bargaining chips in government negotiations.

I gratefully acknowledge support from the National Lottery through Creative Scotland towards the writing of this title. In the grim days of lockdown, their financial support was invaluable. Many thanks also to XpoNorth – their Tweet Pitch platform gave a simple idea wings.