PORTIA SIMPSON    Book Number: 90834    Product format: Hardback

'I often sit at home in the evening, leafing through my photographs of Invercauld, Ardverikie, Letterewe and the Western Isles, but above all of the Isle of Rum. They stir memories that I will always treasure of that haunting, beautiful place and those extraordinary characters, the friends I was privileged to know and love in the magical time I spent there - the most wonderful years of my life.' Here is a captivating memoir of Scotland's first-ever qualified female gamekeeper. Portia Simpson grew up outdoors preferring to climb trees than play indoors. Talented and driven she became the first female to graduate as a gamekeeper and wildlife manager and in her wonderful memoir tells the story of how she first broke into a traditionally conservative, male-dominated profession, and the skills, training and dedication that helped to set her apart. She gives an intimate account of a life filled with stunning landscapes, the mystique and beauty of the natural world, meeting the Monarchs of the Glen, the rut, experiencing wildfires, the eagle with the sunlit eye, ravens, and Minke whales. Tall and slender with long brown hair, Portia was just 24 when she qualified in 2003 and she is also a fully qualified deer stalker working on estates in the Scottish Highlands and for the Scottish Nature Reserve. 358pp.
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ISBN 9781471159244
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