GOOD News Liverpool contributor Brigid Benson is heading to Edinburgh this weekend to promote her new travel book at the city’s International Book Festival. Her book, ‘North Coast Journey The Magic of Scotland’s Northern Highlands’, is published by Birlinn Books later this month.
Brigid offers a unique perspective on the Northern Highlands, an area she knows intimately. She divides the route into manageable chunks, suggesting where to discover history, observe wildlife, meet great local characters, shop at quirky stores, taste outstanding food, drink in friendly bars and cafes, stand in awe of amazing sights, and recommending places to picnic, swim, surf, walk and stargaze. And great places to camp and stay. She also draws attention to potential pitfalls, offering useful advice on single-track roads, fuel, car problems, planning realistic itineraries, and much more.
As part of the festival Brigid was invited to contribute to a Spotify playlist created for Edinburgh International Book Festival by a group of international women writers – here’s her selection of 10 favourite pieces of music by 10 women.
Brigid has had a varied career in journalism and the arts, having worked at the BBC, Liverpool Phil and Liverpool Playhouse. She recently delivered the creative project This I’d Tell My Teenage Self at The Brink in Liverpool which was devised in workshops with addicts in recovery.
Brigid is appearing at the festival on Sunday 19th August