Katharine Stewart was born in 1914 and is one of Britain's oldest living writers. During the war, she worked for the Admiralty in London. She then moved to Abriachan, near Inverness, where she ran a croft and wrote documentaries for the BBC. Her previous books include A Croft in the Hills, The Story of Loch Ness and The Crofting Way. She was instrumental in setting up the museum at Abriachan, and in 2005 received the Saltire Society Highland Branch Award for Contribution to the Understanding of Highland Culture, in recognition of her work.
'This author has presented a wonderfully rich tapestry, full of colour and variety, a welcome addition to books on Highland culture.' - SCOTS MAGAZINE 'From such a comprehensive authority on the subject, her range is impressively broad.' - SCOTLAND IN TRUST 'A book which not only celebrates unsung heroes, but encorages the heiresses of Highland culture to contribute to the legacy passed down to them.' - STORNOWAY GAZETTE 'Katharine Stewart's latest book has the authority of being part of the living tradition it describes.' - MARGARET ELPHINSTONE