Fireside Chat with Jim Crumley
Thursday 25th October, 6.30pm, £20
Jim Crumley is a full-time nature writer and the author of more than thirty books on the wildlife and wild places of Scotland, and the environmental concerns of our age. His current projects are a quartet of books based on the seasons and a series of ten short monographs entitled Encounters in the Wild. Jim will be talking about his enthusiasm for the reintroduction of the wolf into wild Scotland. To set the idea in a historical context he will read from and discuss his book, The Last Wolf, in which he re-wrote the history of the wolf in Scotland. A long overdue project – the original was written down by the Victorians who were less than democratic when it came to natural predators, and less than accurate when it came to explaining what actually happened. The Last Wolf also made the case for reintroduction, and blends the story of a fictional “last wolf” with biological reality.