About me

I’ve always had a passion for unearthing historical gems about people and places.   I live on the Craignish peninsula in Argyll, and I write about the wonderful history and wildlife of this landscape on my other blog, The Hazel Tree.

I was invited to become Writer in Residence at the RSGS in 2016.  Someone recently remarked that I must have the best job in the world, and I totally agree with them!   For the last four years or so I’ve been happily digging around in the RSGS archives, looking for exciting and interesting stories and sharing them through magazine and blog articles, and through my new book, ‘The Great Horizon’.  In February 2018 I was hugely honoured to receive the Diploma of Fellowship of the Society.

I’m still doing lots more writing, while also working on my talks for the RSGS ‘Inspiring People’ lecture season this coming autumn (2018).  Check out my Events and Lectures page for more details.

If you’d like more information, please contact me on jo(at)thehazeltree.co.uk

4 thoughts on “About me

  1. Hi Jo, glad to read of your post with RSGS – that’s fantastic! You must let me know when your book is published. I love their ‘home’ in Perth – just behind our totally beautiful Concert Hall where I’ve spent many happy hours since moving to Crieff in 2007.
    I’m now chair of Strathearn Archaeological and Historical Society, and have invited RSGS to speak to us – on 28th March 2017, in Crieff. Don’t know who’ll be speaking yet – but put it in you diary, as I’d be delighted to have you and Colin here as my guess. Not a posh affair, just a lot of nice people!

    Congrats to Colin on his big birthday. I find there are too many of these, these days!




    • Hi Ian, lovely to hear from you! That would be wonderful, thank you. 🙂 Yes, I’m very lucky to be involved with the RSGS and I am loving what I do. Thanks also for your good wishes to Colin. He had a fabulous time – possibly wishes he could do that every weekend! 😀 Best wishes, Jo


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