At the Loo, in Inverewe

A wee surprise when you visit the loo at Inverewe ❤️

My environmental posters😮😃 Nancy Coo, Puffins and Haggis ❤️ All illustrations from my books ❤️

Yes I did go into every toilet to see my posters! Goodness knows what the other ladies thought was wrong with my bowels 🙂

Folklore and Ferries

Looking forward to getting to know the lovely (predominantly) American group of travellers visiting Gairloch tomorrow evening.

These lovely people are on a tour of Scotland, the 2019 “Folklore & Ferries” group. Visiting Shetland, Orkney, Lewis, Wester Ross, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

There common passion is children’s literature! What a wonderful night it will be at the Gairloch Hotel.

Book Launch of Nancy Coo walks 500 sMiles

Come and enjoy the story of Nancy Coo. This lovely wee Heilan Coo sets off on a slow travel adventure around the breath-taking sights and scenery of the North Coast 500 to find her sMile. Join her as she encounters the helpful and kind wildlife of the Highlands who help her on her magical journey.

Nancy Coo walks 500 sMiles will prove to be a humorous alternative guide book to those travelling the world famous NC500/ North Coast 500 tourist route with children of all ages.

Book Launch, reading and signing of :‘Nancy Coo walks 500 sMiles’

Sunday the 16th June 2019, 18:30

Sawyer Gallery, Inverewe Gardens, Poolewe.

Haggis Habitat Sign now installed

The old Melvaig Driftwood sign was looking a bit weathered. As this year’s Hagglets have just started to leave the Haggii Holt in preparation for Midge feasting, I knew it was important to get the new Haggii sign up.

We have had beautiful weather again here at Oran Mara, The Last House before the Lighthouse and electric screwdriver in hand I got the sign up.

Seven wee Hagglets have been born this year and I want to do my best to make sure they survive. The rare Highland Haggis needs all the protection we can give it!

Threat to Haggii

Remember the main threat to the rare Highland Haggii is doggy poop bags, but fast vehicles at dawn and dusk, when the Heroine, Hog and their wee Hagglets emerge to Midge feast can decimate the Haggii Huddle population.

To learn more about the Highland Haggii read Haggis History & Facts, written and illustrated by me, Mandy (protector of several secret Haggii Holts).

Books available from:, Button Bothy, Perfume Studio, Russian Arctic Convoy Museum, Oran na Mara, Lael Craft Gallery, Gairloch Heritage Museum, Gale Centre, Sweet shop Strathpeffer, Poolewe Tuesday Markets.

Highland Haggis Festival 2019

I had an amazing day at the Haggis Book Festival in Spean bridge.

Hector the Haggis celebrated his 5th birthday and we were invited along to the celebration. We sold our Scottish Beastie Books about Haggii, Midges and Puffins and I chatted with the children about our friendly Highland Haggis.

Then we enjoyed the full story of Gracie MacKay and her Toothfairie before it was time for more cake!

About to start story time with Hector the Haggis

I’m on the program and ready to go!