Thursday, 9 September 2010

The Grand Linear Launch - 5th September

With the book appearing from the printer on Friday 3rd, the scene was set for the big launch on Sunday 5th September.
Over 70 people gathered at lunchtime in the very grand setting of the City of Edinburgh Council`s main Council Chamber. Erin had produced a very professional Powerpoint to illustrate what was happening, and who was involved. Dave was chairing the event. Twelve small groups of people - friends, family and supporters, were at the ready, on the tops of hills spread the entire length of Scotland from the English Border to Duncansby Head.
Robin Harper MSP, who has written the foreward to the book, welcomed everyone, and gave a short appealing introduction.
Over the next hour or so the phonelink to those who were on the hill tops was activated, the Powerpoint took the audience on a visual journey along the Watershed, I gave a series of short readings from the book,and this was interspersed with question and comment.
Ribbon of Wildness - Discovering the Watershed of Scotland, was duly launched amid rousing applause, to what is hoped will be an inquisitive and receptive public.
Some 80 copies were sold and signed there in the City Chambers.

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