Mary Low is an independent scholar and writer, and postdoctoral research fellow in the department of Celtic and Scottish Studies at Edinburgh University. She has written widely on nature in the Celtic world. She lives in the Scottish Borders.
Polly Pullar has worked as a wildlife guide, wildlife rehabilitator, sheep farmer and field naturalist. She has written a number of wildlife books for Langford Press and is also widely know as photo-journalist and wildlife artist. She lives in Aberfeldy.
Written by an expert in Celtic studies and a naturalist and wildlife guide, this sumptuous coffee table book is a glorious celebration of Scottish People and wildlife - and a lovely Christmas gift. Informative and beautifully illustrated it is the most complete companion to Scottish animals and birds available. As well as descriptions and biological information, the text is interspersed with much detail - historical, folklore, anecdotal and even culinary - which offers fascinating insights into the role of animals in our cultural life and the way man has interacted with them over a period of thousands of years.