Event | Booklaunch for Native, a Farmer's Tale by Patrick Laurie

1 April 2020

Galloway farmer Patrick Laurie’s fantastic new book, Native, tells the story of working his family farm. It’s also the story of how rural Scotland has changed, as the land has shaped the people, and the people the land.

"When Galloway folk speak of home, we don’t talk of heather in bloom or the mist upon sea lochs and mountains. Our place is broad and blue and it smells of rain. Perhaps we can’t match the extravagant, pibroch scenery of the north, but we’re anchored to this place by a sure and lasting bond. There are no wobbling lips or tears of pride around these parts; we’ll leave that sort of carry-on to the Highlanders. We’ll nod and make light of it, but we know that life away from Galloway is unthinkable." Read an extract

Join the author online

Patrick launched his book on Twitter on Thursday 2 April 6pm-7pm. You can still follow the conversation by searching for #NativeLaunch @GallowayGrouse

Buy the book

We will be exclusively selling the book for the event. Experience life on a Galloway farm from the comfort of your armchair (if you aren’t already)!

Wigtown Book Festival Book Club

We are also delighted to announce that Native will be the first book in our new monthly Wigtown Book Festival online Book Club (sign up here). There will be a chance to “meet” the author and discuss the book at 7pm on Wednesday 22 April. Nature writer Polly Pullar will be on hand, too.

We do hope you will join us as we set off on a new adventure.