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 margaret elphinstone


Margaret Elphinstone has published nine novels, including The Sea RoadHy Brasil, Voyageurs, Light and The Gathering Night. She has also written poetry and literary criticism, and is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Strathclyde.

Her latest novel, The Gathering Night, was about Scotland’s Mesolithic hunter gatherers, and how they connect to the living world around them.

In response to escalating environmental changes, she is now a climate change activist; after ten years’ silence, she is writing a book of essays on the theme of re-connections.

She lives in Galloway.

Margaret Elphinstone's article on the climate crisis protests can be read on Bella Caledonia:

If you would like to read more about Margaret Elphinstone's work please visit her websites:


Far is diverse, colourful, unexpected, unknowable, always different from Here. I want it to stay that way so that I can continue to dream about it. I don’t want to do it any harm.

                   Margaret Elphinstone

                   Far, 2019

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