Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Ormond Castle was a mighty stronghold, overlooking the coastal village of Avoch on the Black Isle. Home to the De Moray family, the castle became a focal point during the initial Scottish Wars of Independence against the English King Edward I. The head of the family, Andrew de Moray, became the leader of the rebellion in the North, eventually combining his forces with those of the legendary William Wallace and became, with Wallace, 'Joint Commanders of the Army of the Kingdom of Scotland'. Each year the official De Moray standard is raised high above the castles ramparts to celebrate the feats of Andrew de Moray.

A 'Visitors Guide to Ormond Castle' has been especially designed to appeal to the download market. It provides a comprehensive, yet condensed overview of the historical and archaeological matter complete with directions and images.A Visitors Guide to Ormond Castle is available on Kindle, PC Download, Android, Smartphones, Blackberry etc

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Well, the past few weeks have been very busy indeed, having been commissioned by Ancient Scotland Tours to write a series of condensed 'Visitors Guides' to sites of interest around Scotland. These guides have been written especially to appeal to the download market, whether on Kindle, Smartphones, Androids, Blackberry and so on.

The first such guide will be released on Amazon Kindle in 48 hours and is entitled 'A Visitors Guide to Clava Cairns'. Clava Cairns is a late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age burial ground consisting of two passage graves, a ring cairn, a kerb cairn and some wonderful standing stones.

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Over the past week I have received a number of interview and speaking requests. In all honesty, I find it rather humbling to think that someone would wish to hear me speak about my work. As such, I have decided it is time to return to the so-called speakers circuit. Therefore, please feel free to contact me about bookings or interviews. I will also be announcing the dates of some up-coming lectures in the next few days. Stay tuned, as they say!

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Well todays little burial ground adventure consisted of recording a few skull and cross bone grave markers. I am hoping to commence a study of such emblems in the not too distant future. So if anyone is interested in finding out more, please drop me a line!