Penned by Scots and non-Scots at home and abroad, Dearest Scotland is a cumulative collection of letters providing a snapshot of the nation in the six month period prior to and after the Independence Referendum.
Created as a strictly apolitical, non-partisan initiative to support Scottish literacy projects, the catalyst around Dearest Scotland evolved from asking what might Scotland look like in future years, regardless of the referendum result?
These letters both dodge and delve deep into our obsession with the weather, our love and loathe of the Irn Bru, shortbread tin, Rabbie Burns and are we’re giein it laldy enough mentality.
Capturing the hopes, fears, visions and dreams that were opened up on our year long journey, each one of these little time capsules starts with two simple words… Dearest Scotland...
We’re proud to guarantee 50% from the sale of every Dearest Scotland book will be donated to both existing and new Scottish literacy projects.
- Andy Legge, Teacher of English, History, Media & Modern Studies, Balnacraig School
- Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Europe and External Affairs
Katie Gallogly-Swan, Editor/Co-Founder, Northern Renewal