05 June 2015
The Library, Raasay House, Island of Raasay, IV40 8PB
ATLAS Arts is thrilled to announce that Sir John Lister-Kaye will discussing his latest book Gods of the Morning at Raasay House.
Sir John Lister-Kaye is one of Britain’s best-known naturalists and conservationists. He is also the founder of Aigas, the world-renowned Highland field centre which has been his family home for over three decades. Author of nine previous books and the recipient of an OBE for services to nature conservation, he has lectured all over the world and served prominently in the RSPB, the Nature Conservancy Council, Scottish Natural Heritage and the Scottish Wildlife Trust.
There will be an opportunity to purchase Gods Of The Morning by John Lister-Kaye and have your book signed after the talk.
Praise for Gods of the Morning:
‘I love this book. It quickens the heart with hope and wrests real beauty from keen observations of the natural world. If only we could all be as attentive to the life around us as John Lister-Kaye. No one writes more movingly, or with such transporting poetic skill, about encounters with wild creatures. Its pages course with sympathy, humility and wisdom.’ – Helen MacDonald, H is for Hawk
‘Exquisitely observed and deeply evocative, Gods of the Morning is a joyful affirmation of the changing seasons, the wonders of wild life and the value of living close to nature. Generous, poetic and wise, John Lister-Kaye is a national treasure’ – Patrick Barkham, Badgerlands
‘I am addicted to the writings of John Lister-Kaye. Reading this book is to be at his side on the hills of Scotland. You can practically smell the leaf mould and stare in the merlin’s eyes.’ – Joanna Lumley
About the Author:
Sir John Lister-Kaye is one of Britain’s best-known naturalists and conservationists. He is the author of nine books on wildlife and the environment, including At the Water’s Edge, and has lectured all over the world. He has served prominently in the RSPB, the Nature Conservancy Council, Scottish Natural Heritage and the Scottish Wildlife Trust. In 2003 he was awarded an OBE for services to nature conservation. He lives with his wife and family among the mountains of the Scottish Highlands, where he runs the world-famous Aigas Field Centre.
Travel information: There is a Calmac ferry from Sconser at 5:35pm which will arrive at Raasay at 6pm. After the event there will be a boat back to Sconser for those living on Skye or not wishing to stay on Raasay.
Patterns of Flora | Mapping Seven Raasay Habitats was a project with Edinburgh-based ceramicist Frances Priest. Drawing her inspiration from the Raasay landscape and time spent with Raasay botanist Stephen Bungard – Priest created a series of handmade ceramic artworks for permanent installation in Raasay House, on the Isle of Raasay, off the east coast of Skye.