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John D. Burns

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Contact: [email protected]
Local authority: Highland
Languages: English
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John D. Burns has spent over forty years among the mountains of the Scottish Highlands. He is an author and public speaker. His books tell of his adventures in this iconic landscape and have become classics for those who love wild places.

He is a lively and engaging speaker, bringing humour and poetry into his stories about life in the mountains. He is passionate about wildlife and the preservation of our wild places and is uncompromising in his views about our mistreatment of nature and the landscape. He talks of the characters he has met, remote Highland bothies and dark mysterious glens - taking the audience with him on his journey.

John combines his experience as an actor and comedian to produce an entertaining performance that will engage and inspire any audience.

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

Audience can work with

Outdoor learning

Topics of work

Activism & protest; Adventure; Ageing; Biography & memoir; Comedy, humour & funny books; Environment & climate; Horror; Nature; Performance training; Publishing & getting published; Travel writing

Age groups published for


Age groups can work with

15-18; 18+

Audience size

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