Posts Tagged ‘folklore’

Scottish Heather Book

March 30, 2008

Some books you write because you desperately want to, others because some kind publisher waves a chequebook under your nose!  I have to admit that the Scottish Heather Book fell into the latter category – but it was fascinating finding out how deeply heather was woven into Scottish literature, culture and folklore, and a real pleasure to find out a little more about the plant in its various forms. Some of the uses heather was put to surprised me – I certainly didn’t know until I researched the subject that bundles of heather – “reenges” – used to be sold on the streets of Edinburgh as pot scourers.

Click on the link below to order The Scottish Heather Book from amazon.co.uk and find out more about this most distinctively Scottish plant.

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