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I’m a writer based in and inspired by Scotland.

From my home between the sea and countryside, I share words and pictures about slower travel and switching off. I’m particularly interested in how social media is changing the way we experience our cities and landscapes, in Scotland and beyond.

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What the term ‘slow travel’ means to me

I was asked at the start of the year to give a definition of slow travel to accompany an article. My definition is for a world where our phones are forever in our pockets.

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Why slow travel could be here to stay

Every evening this spring was the same. We’d shut our laptops, lace our boots, and climb the small and unremarkable hill behind our home. 

During those wanders, I remember reflecting many times on the perverse paradox — that what I’d been writing about for so long, slower travel, was now happening on a mass scale, albeit for entirely different reasons…

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A postcard from… Lochaber, and some thoughts on slow travel

The first few days it rained almost solidly. Between cups of tea and chocolate-sunk biscuits, we turned pages of books as the raindrops tapped the caravan windows. Reading Kathleen Jamie’s Findings, I imagined myself in an alternative weather reality hoping that, in a few days, I’d be able to get outside and note all the intricacies ofContinue reading “A postcard from… Lochaber, and some thoughts on slow travel”

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