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Hamish Brown

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Other contact method: Scottish Book Trust: live.literature@scottishbooktrust.com
Local authority: Fife
Languages: English
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Hamish Brown’s presentations are based on specific books, such as East of West, West of East, The Mountains Look on Marrakech, Exploring the Fife Coastal Path and more, illustrating their historical and topical interests.

Escaping Japan in 1939 and the Fall of Singapore: based on his mother’s letters, his father’s account of the disastrous end, and Hamish’s memories.

A traverse of the Atlas Mountains: a 96 day, 1,000 mile trek describing the Berber’s world, which Hamish has explored as no other person over 60 years.

Scottish Oddities: a selection of the weird, wonderful and ridiculous works of man (furniture of coal, a rhino on a bus stop, girls dressed as Clydesdales, Hundy Mundy). A Scotland seen to be believed.

Exploring the Fife Coastal Path: describes from Kincardine to Newburgh. Highly informative and entertaining, with superb photographs. Best in two sessions or selected stretches. 

Exploring Scottish Gravestones: symbols of mortality and immortality, fabulous 18th century trade stones, on covenants, resurrectionists, war and many topics – and plenty humour. 

Scotland’s Lowland Canals: one presentation or two on the Union Canal, and the Forth and Clyde Canal. Classical narrative and superb photography to explore the canals’ world.

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Performance; Reading; Talk; Workshop

Topics of work

Adventure; Biography & memoir; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Travel writing; World War 2

Age groups published for

Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

12-14; 15-18; 18+

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100; 100-500; 500+