Gaelic language and culture underpins almost everything we see around us in large parts of Scotland. Join us during Book Week Scotland to explore Gaelic in the Landscape, including local places, with Author John Murray. The author was born in West Africa and brought up in Fife and London. He studied at the Universities of Sussex and Manchester, and taught at Edinburgh College of Art and the University of Edinburgh, where he was Director of Landscape Architecture. He stays in Kelso in the Scottish Borders, but first heard spoken Gaelic on the island of Barra. Many years later this awakening led to Reading the Gaelic Landscape, published in 2014, and Literature of the Gaelic Landscape, 3 years later. He is now a full-time writer, and gives talks and leads walks on what place names can tell us about the landscape and culture of the Scottish Highlands. For more information contact Gaelic@pkc.gov.uk.