Author details

James Miller

Biography

I was born and brought up in Caithness, but since doing my first degree (in zoology) at Aberdeen University I have lived and worked in several different parts of the world. In 1983 I returned to live in the north of Scotland.

About writer's work

I have written fiction, drama and poetry but in recent years I have focused more on non-fiction and some feature journalism. My range of interests is very wide but prominent among the themes I tackle are topics relating to Highland and Scottish history, and the environment.

Current events and projects

I am willing to give talks and readings on non-fiction for the general reader, and on doing research in documents and from oral sources. Mainly for adults.

Email

jaimag@tesco.net

Local authority where they are based

Highland

Local authorities where they can work

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Argyll and Bute, Clackmannanshire, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles), Dumfries and Galloway, Dundee, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Lothian, East Renfrewshire, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Fife, Glasgow, Highland, Inverclyde, Midlothian, Moray, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Orkney, Perth and Kinross, Renfrewshire, Scottish Borders, Shetland, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, Stirling, West Dunbartonshire, West Lothian

Age groups

Adults

LL funded

Yes

BRAW network

No

Author type

Writer

Language

English

Books written

Europe, the Highlands and Me: Essays and travels

Author(s): James Miller
<p><span>James Miller travels around northern Europe, delving into connections between his home country, the north of Scotland, and the places he visits.

The Gathering Stream: The story of the Moray Firth

Author(s): James Miller
<p><span>The Moray Firth is the large triangle of sea that cuts into the north-east of Scotland. The Vikings called it Breioafjoor, and to the Gaels it is Linne Mhoraibh.

The Foresters

Author(s): James Miller
<p>In 'The Foresters',James Miller examines the story of forestry and the foresters in Scotland through the recent centuries.

The North Atlantic Front: The Northern Isles at War

Author(s): James Miller
<p><span style="font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">During the two world wars, the chain of island groups - Orkney, Shetland, the Faroes and Ic

Inverness: A History

Author(s): James Miller
<p><span style="font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, is now Scotland's youngest city, a vibrantly

Swords for Hire: The Scottish Mercenary

Author(s): James Miller
<p><span style="font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">In 1612, George Sinclair, an illegitimate son of a Caithness laird, became a Norwegian nati

Fangan Wi Verses (Northwords Folio)

Author(s): James Miller
<p>Poems in Caithness dialect.</p>

Brimster Tales

Author(s): James Miller
<p><span style="font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Brimster is so far off the beaten track that news of what happens there hardly ever makes i

Salt in the Blood

Author(s): James Miller
<p><span style="font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Interwoven with oral history and commentary, the book is the first to celebrate and cover f

Scapa

Author(s): James Miller
<p><span style="font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Through two world wars, Scapa Flow was the main anchorage of the world's greatest batt

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